Here is a comment under an article about a man moving from Naperville from Joe Jarmusz, a man who moved to Naperville in 1985 and retired to Michigan the month after he retired at the end of last year:
Why Illinois Native Moved to Michigan
I was born, raised, lived, married, raised a family, all my 65 years in the CROOKED STATE OF ILLINOIS!!!
Retired on 12/31/2017….AND MOVED OUT IN JANUARY of 2018!!!!!!
Last year (2017) our “Dream House” (of 2400+ feet) in Naperville came with a R.E. Tax bill of almost 8 GRAND!!!
Our INITIAL FIRST YEAR TAX BILL was only $1600!!!
THAT GREW AND GREW AND GREW EACH YEAR!!!!
Even in 2008/9 during the “Great Recession” as property values were declining our tax bill was raised!!!
I was able to get it reduced only to see it raised over the following two years…..CROOKS!!!!
EVEN AT THE MOST LOCAL OF LEVELS!!!!
We have moved into our “Retirement Home” ONLY A FEW HOURS AWAY FROM CHICAGO so we can still visit our kids/grandkids or attend a Bears or Sox game.
The house IS SMALLER….1600 vs. 2400 sq feet BUT HAS AN ACRE OF LAND AND THE PRETTIEST DAMN WOODS BEHIND US TO VIEW…HIKE AND EXPLORE!!!
$6000 LESS THAN NAPERVILLE!!!!
I LOVE CHICAGO!!!!
BUT THE ILLINOIS TAXES????
It will be “FUN” watching the State slowly slip into “Bankruptcy”!!!
I DO FEEL SORRY FOR ALL YOU THAT HAVE TO STAY BEHIND BUT IF YA DON’T…..
MOVE OUT NOW!!!!