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The time is now to freeze Illinois property taxes, says one lawmaker

Jul 24, 2014

Illinois property taxes are the second highest in the nation, behind only New Jersey. And at the rate the state is moving, it’s a matter of when, not if, Illinois takes the dubious distinction of having the highest property taxes in the nation.

That’s why State Rep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) believes the time is now for a property tax freeze in Illinois.

Writes McSweeney in an op-ed in the Chicago Tribune:

In 2005, Illinois had the nation’s seventh-highest property taxes. From 2007 to 2011, it had the sixth-highest. In 2012, though, Illinois jumped to No. 2.

Enough is enough.

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