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Area taxing bodies adopting 2012 levies

By Laura Bollin

Area municipalities, libraries, park districts and school districts are in the process of approving their property tax levies for the 2013 fiscal year. The following taxing bodies in The Reporter's coverage area have approved their 2012 levies.

Chicago Ridge School District 127.5

The Chicago Ridge School District 127.5 board of education has approved a levy of $6.03 million. The levy is 4.5 percent higher than last year's extension, which was $5.77 million, business manager Sue Liston said.

Worth School District 127

The Worth School District 127 board of education has approved a levy of $10.8 million. The levy is 11 percent higher than last year's extension, which was $9.73 million, Superintendent Dr. Rita Wojtylewski said.

Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123

The Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123 has approved a levy of $34.6 million. The levy is 10.2 percent higher than last year's extension, which was $31.3 million. Eighty-two percent of the district's funding comes from property taxes, assistant superintendent for business and operations Mike Loftin said.

Village of Oak Lawn

The village's board of trustees has approved a levy of $19.9 million. The levy is 1.5 percent higher than last year's extension, which was $19.6 million, village manager Larry Deetjen said.

The village's board of trustees has approved a levy of $19.9 million. The levy is 1.5 percent higher than last year's extension, which was $19.6 million, village manager Larry Deetjen said.

City of Hickory Hills

The city council has approved a levy of $2.03 million. The levy is 2 percent higher than last year's extension, which was $1.99 million, city treasurer Dan Schramm said.