Kishwaukee College trustees unanimously approved an increase to its tax levy.
The vote increases the local tax levy by 1.45 percent. This brings the annual total to about $14.3 million.
Kishwaukee College faces declining enrollment, decreased tuition revenue, and had to lay off 24 employees in March. The Daily Chronicle reports the levy is seven times as high as the $2 million the college budgeted to receive from the state this fiscal year. The levy funds about forty percent of the College’s budget.
Kishwaukee College serves DeKalb, Ogle, Boone, Kane, Winnebago, and LaSalle Counties.