Pritzker claims the additional tax revenue will "eliminate the budget deficit."
The city in Knox County that will be the most affected by Pritzker's proposal is Galesburg, with residents expected to pay an additional $13,190,137 in income taxes -- approximately $1,003 per person in the labor force. Henderson will pay only $102,546 more -- approximately $950 per person in the labor force in comparison, the least among Knox County cities.
The following table shows how other cities in Knox County are affected.
How much more will residents from Knox County pay on the proposal?
Per person increases have been calculated using the most recent data about people in the labor force as provided by the U.S. Census Bureau's ongoing American Community Survey.