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Youth Services Referendum

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The voters of Hanover Township will consider at the upcoming General Election to be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, the following referendum:

Shall Hanover Township, Cook County, Illinois be authorized to levy a new tax for the sole purpose of providing service programs for youths, as provided for under Article 215 of the Illinois Township Code, and have an additional tax of 0.05% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein extended for such purposes?

Expanded Programs & Services if Youth Services Referendum is Successful

  • Hanover Township Youth & Family Services anticipates serving an additional 6,000 youth and their families, for a total of 10,000 youth, roughly half of the 7 – 18yr old population in Hanover Township.
  • Hiring of two (2) additional Drug Prevention Specialists to combat the drug and opioid crisis.
  • Hiring of two (2) additional Family Therapists to reduce the number of families waiting for services and increase the availability of mental health programs.
  • Creation of a Township run Youth Center, open after school, weeknights and weekends. Youth and teen programming, family therapy, tutoring and other expanded programs offered onsite.  

How much will the Youth Services Referendum cost?

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