According to a Tax Foundation report, Illinois is not the highest property tax state in the nation.
We come in third, behind New Jersey and New Hampshire.
The average effective real estate tax rate (total real taxes paid divided by total home value), Illinois property owners paid an average of 1.97% of the value of their real estate in taxes in 2015.
Of course, the 1.97% is much lower than in McHenry County, because Cook County figures are included.
Homes in Cook County are assessed at a much lower percentage of market value than those elsewhere in Illinois.