Crystal Lake Council Tax Hkes Far Exceed Increase in the Cost of Living

Take a look at how much Mayor Aaron Shepley and the Crystal Lake City Council has levied in taxes beyond the increase in the Cost of Living: Real estate taxes have increased more than $3 million more than they would … Continue reading

Cook County Pop Tax Opponent Ridicule Column Shows Property Tax Discrimination Outside of Cook County

The Chicago Sun-Times ran an column by Dan Mihalopoulos earlier this month pretty much making fun of Republican Cook County Commissioner Sean Morrison for leading the fight against the pop tax, but not paying his property taxes on time. No … Continue reading

Lake in the Hills Seeks Flat or Lower Real Estate Tax Levy for 8th Straight Year

$5,481,687.66 was the amount the McHenry County Treasurer requested from property taxpayers to finance the Village of Lake in the Hills this year. The LITH Village Board is scheduled to ask for the same amount, $5,481,688, according to its agenda … Continue reading

15,122 McHenry County Tax Bills Over $10,000

With the House Republicans in Washington seeming to agree that deductions of more than $10,000 for real estate taxes will be disallowed in the future, McHenry County Treasurer Glenda Miller figured out how many bills are higher than that. It … Continue reading

Effect of Federal GOP Income Tax Elimination of Real Estate Tax Deduction On Randy Hultgren’s District

From Woodstock resident Susan Handelsman: What Ending Property Tax Deductions Would Do To Congressman Randy Hultgren’s District In my understanding, if SALT deductions are eliminated, new tax bill will mean tax increase for local median income earners. New tax bill … Continue reading

Roskum Supports Budget, Shows Knowledge of Constituent Concern about GOP Proposal to End Income Tax Property Tax Deduction

A press release from Congressman Peter Roskam: Representative Roskam votes in favor of Senate GOP Budget Resolution Says budget resolution is a “…prelude to tax reform”  DuPage County, IL — Today, Representative Peter Roskam (IL-06) voted in favor of the … Continue reading

Roskam Pushing for Some Continued Property Tax Relief

Bloomberg News reports that tax writing committee member Peter Roskam is seeking, as the headline reads, Key GOP Tax Writer Wants Compromise on State and Local Tax Break The article reports that his district contains”…above-average users of the deduction…” … Continue reading

National GOP Looking at Big Tax Increase for Illinois Residents

An article in the Sunday Chicago Tribune entitled, “GOP tax increase targets blue states,” deserves our attention. Now, property taxes are deductible on our Federal income taxes. The article says that “Federal deductions for state, local taxes on chopping block.” … Continue reading

Tribune Assessment Article Features 2% Effective Tax Rate for Overtaxed Chicago Homeowner

I was reading the second of the Chicago Tribune’s article on real estate assessments in Cook County and was struck be the following paragraph: In the end, the property taxes she paid that year represented more than 2 percent of … Continue reading

McConchie Bill Would Allow Tax Districts to Take Credit for Tax Cuts

A press release from State Senator Dan McConchie: McConchie legislation providing transparency to property taxpayers passes Senate Springfield, IL… The Illinois Senate has recognized the importance of providing property taxpayers with some practical transparency, said State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods), … Continue reading

5% Increase in Skinner Tax Bill for County Government

I got a preview of my tax bill and discovered that the amount going to McHenry County government this year is going from $795.10 to $834.49. That’s a 4.2% increase. Most of that came from the fourteen Republicans who voted … Continue reading

McConchie Wants to Give Credit to Governments That Cut Taxes

A press release from State Senator Dan McConchie: McConchie legislation would help taxpayers know when local governments cut their property tax bill Springfield, IL… State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) has sponsored practical transparency legislation that would clearly outline for taxpayers when … Continue reading