The following ad appeared in the Northwest Herald Saturday.
It says that the Woodstock Rural Library District wants to spend 8.58% more next year than this year.
Unless there has been massive new construction outside of the City of Woodstock in the library district, the money for the ad was wasted.
The maximum in additional aggregate property tax money that the Woodstock Rural Library District and any other tax district (except Home Rule units) can extract next year is 7/10 of one percent, plus new growth.
So why did this library district waste the money on the ad?
Don’t the folks in charge understand the Property Tax Cap’s limitations?
And, what about the Northwest Herald’s ad folks.
The law says there shall be a black box around the ad, but this one does not have one.
I wonder if the district will have to publish another ad to meet that statutory requirement.