Shades of the Future
The Village of Maywood increased the liquor license fee for liquor stores from $1,875 to $10,000 to pay for additional police presence around these establishments.
The Village Board voted 6-1 for the fee increase at the Nov. 18 Village Board meeting. Village Trustee Edwenna Perkins voted against the increase, calling it "unfair." The increase goes into effect next week and applies to seven stores.
"To me, you're hijacking (the business owners)," Perkins said.
Instead, all seven liquor stores will probably locate just outside Maywood's border, provide jobs and tax revenue to another taxing body and contribute nothing but seven more vacant lots to an already burgeoning number of such properties in Maywood.
Now apply that to Chicago and greater Cook County with recent sales tax hikes, property tax hikes and increased licensing fees. Goodbye tax base - hello bust out city.
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