Comparing Property Tax Relief Mandated in the 1973 State Aid to Ed Law with How This Year’s Law Addressed Real Estate Taxes

In 1973, my first year in the Illinois House of Representatives, State Rep. Gene Hoffman, a high school teachers from DuPage County, passed the Resource Equalizer State Aid to Education law. It included property tax relief. It had some exceptions, … Continue reading

From Property Tax Freeze to Need to Get 10% of Registered Voters to Sign a Petition for a Tax Cut Referendum in High Tax School Districts

When Governor Bruce Rauner ran for office, he promoted a permanent real estate tax freeze. He said he would not sign a tax high bill unless it included a four-year property tax freeze. When the Democrats 32% income tax hike … Continue reading