Cook County voters told to demand property tax freeze over 10 percent hike
Chicagoans need to demand acceptance of Gov. Bruce Rauner's call for a property tax freeze to not only prevent themselves from having to pay 10 percent more in property taxes but also put an end to the wealthy's indifference to the plight of the poor, according to the Illinois GOP.
Crain’s Chicago Business reported that a summary from Cook County Clerk David Orr shows that the bills Cook County residents are receiving bear an average increase of 10 percent for residential properties and 9.3 percent for commercial properties. The average Chicago homeowner’s bill will increase by more than $350, it said.
“Today's double-digit property tax hike is just another sign that Illinois' property tax system is broken and corrupt, and the politicians and wealthy insiders who benefit from the system refuse to take responsibility,” Illinois GOP spokesperson Steven Yaffe said in a statement. “This is exactly why we need Gov. Rauner's property tax relief plan passed immediately. Let's take the property tax system out of the hands of the Chicago political machine and give it back to the public."
Yaffe argued that Rauner’s plan for a property tax freeze is being blocked by Democratic lawmakers.
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