Will County became the first county to use new taxing authority under Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s capital plan, adding a new countywide gas tax of 4 cents per gallon atop state and local gas taxes.
Without true pension reform, property taxes are only bound to continue hurting Kane County homeowners.
While progressive tax proponents champion the measure as a “tax on the rich,” middle-income families in Kane County could see a significant tax hike under the income tax models praised by Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
Despite serving one of the most overtaxed parts of the state, a retired Kane County-area water district employee has collected millions in pension payouts over the past 20 years.
Homeowners’ 2017 property tax bills (payable in 2018) outpace the state and national average, when measured as a share of home value.
Homeowners in Chicago’s collar counties faced some of the highest average property tax bills in the state in 2017.
As Kane County officials prepare for union contract negotiations, county taxpayers might soon be bracing for higher property taxes.
A progressive tax proposal in the Illinois House would raise taxes on an overwhelming majority of families already struggling with some of the highest tax burdens in the nation.
High-priced government workers cost taxpayers in Illinois $10 billion a year, with municipal managers in areas surrounding Chicago reaping the most benefits.
Cook County’s population has dropped by 2,030 since 2011, driven by the out-migration of over 230,000 residents, on net.