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    Melinda Harris has fought to save her home after two contractors didn't finish renovations and the city of Belleville condemned the house at 600 Wabash Avenue. But now she has agreed to have the house demolished.

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This Belleville woman fought to save her home, but now she’s agreed to tear it down

Melinda Harris, who made an emotional appeal in November for help to save her home from demolition, has decided to give up a court fight and tear down her Wabash Avenue home condemned by the city of Belleville.

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Look for another property tax increase in Belleville next year

To meet the rising costs of the police officer and firefighter pension funds supported by property taxes, Belleville residents can expect to pay more in city property taxes next year. The city is seeking a 12 percent increase in its tax levy, which is the amount of property taxes it hopes to collect for the coming fiscal year.

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