If Illinoisans can live with higher income taxes for five years, they might in return get bailed out from the ever-growing onus of high property taxes, Sen. Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) said recently, according to the news site Politico.
J.B. Pritzker finds enough loopholes in the law to push a mansion through, the Illinois Republican Party suggested recently, calling out the Democratic gubernatorial candidate for a "laughable excuse" when it came to paying property taxes.
Twenty-seven House Democrats recently received letters from the Illinois Republican Party, drawing their attention to the permanent property tax freeze they voted for in January and calling for action on property tax relief now.
Rather than trying to build back the crumbling Illinois economy, a proposed tax would add a new disincentive for anyone considering moving to the state and make it more likely that those already here would get out as soon as possible, the Illinois Policy Institute argued on its website recently.
One piece of legislation proposed in the Senate's "grand bargain" could cripple home builders in lllinois, cost hundreds of jobs and take millions out of the already depleted state coffers, a contractors' representative said recently.
Chicago's collar counties pay some of the highest property tax rates in the country, proving again the need for a permanent property tax freeze in Illinois, Joe Kaiser of the Illinois Policy Institute argued recently.
An amendment to Senate Bill 9 has received a lot of press for its plans to impose a 6.25 percent sales tax on streaming services and cable TV, but the lllinois Policy Institute is warning homeowners that the bill also would grab some green from landscaping companies.
Illinois residents -- burdened with falling home values and high property taxes -- are headed toward a cliff if Springfield doesn't do something soon to pull the state back from the precipice, a financial analyst.