Mount Prospect residents will be ringing in the New Year with higher water bills.
This week the village board approved a 9.5 % rate hike.
Officials blamed the increase on Chicago, because the city is hiking rates and those hikes are being passed on to residents in the suburbs.
The increase will go into effect January 1st.
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