[Geoff Stellfox for Shaw Media]
At least one resident who came to hear Fricilone and Balich talk said he initially came in with an open mind. The retired 70-year-old Homer Glen resident, who did not want his name published, said after hearing the board members’ arguments he was against the tax. He felt the county was already getting adequate revenue from the state.
“I’m totally against it,” he said.
On Wednesday, Democrats Laurie Summers and Amanda Koch held a town hall meeting of their own in Monee. Jeff Ronaldson, the Will County director of transportation, was there to explain what affect a gas tax would have, especially in areas such as Monee, because of the dozens of miles of county roads there.