According to Just the Facts, Finances were a major topic of discussion at Thursday evening’s Hoopeston Area Board meeting. The board unanimously approved a $3.1 million tax levy, up from $2.8 million last year, after a short public hearing on the issue. Whether HA will actually receive that much will depend on the equalized assessed value (EAV) of the district, which, after dropping from $66 million to $61 million a couple years ago, has held steady, said Supt. Hank Hornbeck. Next year’s EAV may give the levy a boost, Hornbeck said, since area wind farms will be included for the first time. “Maybe we’ll have a different story then,” Hornbeck said.