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Will County board member Ragan Freitag (R-Wilmington) (center) said she could not support a tax levy increase with so many people out of work and struggling.

Will County board member Ragan Freitag (R-Wilmington) (center) said she could not support a tax levy increase with so many people out of work and struggling.

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Will County board showdown over levy

Weigel passes, Walsh casts tie-breaking vote in favor of increase

In what became a battle of the two political parties Thursday, Will County Executive Larry Walsh had to cast the deciding vote in favor of a tax levy that, much to the chagrin of republicans on the board, will likely result in a slight increase for all property owners.