Property Tax Cutting Referendums

State Rep. Allen Skillicorn asked the Legislative Research Unit to take a look at two questions: Could property taxes have been lowered by referendum before PTELL [FN 1] [called the Property Tax Cap by most folks]?  If so, did that … Continue reading

Property Tax Cutting Referendums & Footnotes

State Rep. Allen Skillicorn asked the Legislative Research Unit to take a look at two questions: Could property taxes have been lowered by referendum before PTELL [FN 1] [called the Property Tax Cap by most folks]?  If so, did that … Continue reading

Property Tax Cutting Referendums

State Rep. Allen Skillicorn asked the Legislative Research Unit to take a look at two questions: Could property taxes have been lowered by referendum before PTELL [FN 1] [called the Property Tax Cap by most folks]?  If so, did that … Continue reading

Getting Out from Under the Property Tax Cap

State Rep. Allen Skillicorn asked the Legislative Research Unit to take a look at two questions: Could property taxes have been lowered by referendum before PTELL [FN 1] [called the Property Tax Cap by most folks]?  If so, did that … Continue reading

Property Tax Cutting & Raising Referendums in Tax Cap Counties

State Rep. Allen Skillicorn asked the Legislative Research Unit to take a look at two questions: Could property taxes have been lowered by referendum before PTELL [FN 1] [called the Property Tax Cap by most folks]?  If so, did that … Continue reading

Property Tax Cutting & Raising Referendums in Non-Tax Cap Counties

State Rep. Allen Skillicorn asked the Legislative Research Unit to take a look at two questions: Could property taxes have been lowered by referendum before PTELL [FN 1] [called the Property Tax Cap by most folks]?  If so, did that … Continue reading

Property Tax Cutting & Raising Referendums in Non-Tax Cap Counties

State Rep. Allen Skillicorn asked the Legislative Research Unit to take a look at two questions: Could property taxes have been lowered by referendum before PTELL [FN 1] [called the Property Tax Cap by most folks]?  If so, did that … Continue reading

Property Tax Cutting Referendums – Research Design

State Rep. Allen Skillicorn asked the Legislative Research Unit to take a look at two questions: Could property taxes have been lowered by referendum before PTELL [FN 1] [called the Property Tax Cap by most folks]?  If so, did that … 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

School District 47 Plans on 5.6% Tax Hike Monday, 4.2%, If Planned Abatement Passes

With the backdrop of McHenry County residents being the 29th highest taxed county in the USA, Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 published a “Black Box” ad. Black Box ads, iniated by an advisory referendum that was part of Governor … Continue reading

More Tax Districts Unclear on the Process

Three more local governments Cary Library District Harvard Fire Protection District Woodstock Rural Library District have published “black box” legal ads in the Northwest Herald.These ads were required by a bill passed during Jim Thompson’s second term in office, following … Continue reading

Kathy Bergan Schmidt’s Taxing History

Former McHenry County Board member Kathy Bergan Schmidt was drafted to fill a slot on the fall ballot when Democratic Party County Board candidate Ken Smith died this fall. In November, 2008, Schmidt ran second in a three-way County Board … Continue reading

CL Rural FPD – Unclear on the Process

The Crystal Lake Rural Fire Protection District has a “black box” ad in the Northwest Herald today. When a tax districts asks for more than 5% more than it received the year before, this newspaper revenue enhancer must be published. … Continue reading

Will Higher Assessments Lead to Higher Taxes?

Real estate assessments are being hiked by 8% in a lot of townships. That has to be scaring people who don’t understand the property tax system. There are two parts to the tax bill: the assessment the tax rate On … Continue reading