Guest: Adam Schuster

Illinois residents pay the second highest property taxes in the nation. In fact, property tax bills here can be just as high as your mortgage payment.

These absurdly high property taxes force many families to leave the state, or worse, lose their homes altogether.

It’s one thing if high taxes come with great government services. But Illinois schools perform below the national average on standardized testing, and more than a third of every dollar that’s supposed to go to classrooms actually goes to public pensions and debt.

How did we get here?