A Second Reason to Leave the $45 Million Bond Issue to the Voters

When the airline fuel “order acceptance centers” settled in Sycamore (about 2004 give or take) it effectively doubled the County’s sales tax revenues to $4 million. Now the county will have money coming in from the County Home TIF that the City of DeKalb recently discontinued, and I was just reading in the Chicago Trib (thanks to Kay) that the wind turbines are expected to generate a cool $1.45 million. It’s a fair question to ask — if the current jail is truly a priority, due to life safety issues — why none of these significant jumps in revenues are ever earmarked for the jail expansion but rather just kind of “absorbed” by the budget as by an amoeba.