I love the Oak Park Public Library. I am a frequent user of both the Maze branch and the main library. I have always felt that the library was one of the best returns on my tax dollar. However, I am very disappointed and angry by the increase in the tax levy and the capture of the TIF dollars. Why was the levy increased if the library was going to capture an incremental $693K with the TIF expiration? 

Our property tax burden is high and not increasing the levy could have provided some relief. If we really want economic diversity in this village, we need to stop this practice. Please reach out to Matt Fruth (m.fruth@oppl.org) at Oak Park Public Library to express your displeasure and ask him to reverse this money grab. Just because the library can take the money does not mean it should.

Lisa Reed

Oak Park

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