If an Illinois worker takes a pay cut during a recession, she knows the state isn’t going to take an even bigger chunk out of her paycheck. That’s because the state income tax rate stays the same. But if her home loses value, too, she could still see her property tax bill go up. Government...View Report
Belleville aldermen approved a 12 percent increase in the city’s property tax levy.
The city’s property tax levy would increase by nearly 12 percent, with most of the funding going toward police and fire pensions.
As property tax bills land in mailboxes in Madison and St. Clair counties, TIF districts sap local tax dollars.
Though the median household income in Belleville is only $43,318, Belleville Township School District 201’s top administrators are making six-figure salaries.