Leaders approve sales tax hike

Published 09/17 2013 11:18AM

Updated 09/17 2013 11:20AM

URBANA -- The city will use taxpayer money to help shore up its budget. Six of seven council members approved a quarter cent sales tax hike Monday night.

It bumps it up from 8.75% to 9%. The increase is expected to bring in more than $340,000 to the city. It goes into effect January 1, 2014.

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