Illinois’ two major income tax hikes were major failures.

Written By, Austin Berg, Director of Content Strategy – Illinois Policy    Illinois’ two major income tax hikes were major failures.   That’s the takeaway from Illinois’ 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, or CAFR. It’s one of the state’s most important financial documents. And in true Illinois fashion, it was published 245 days late – Read More …

ILLINOIS STATE HOUSE DISTRICT 59: Didech Property Tax Relief Legislation Signed into Law

By, Press release submission – Lake County Gazette – 6/22/19 Illinois State House District 59 issued the following announcement on July 18 Legislation championed by state Rep. Daniel Didech, D-Buffalo Grove, which will create a mechanism to lower the property tax burden on middle-class families by providing them yearly cost-saving rebates, was recently signed into Read More …

Property tax relief is next ‘think big’ idea for Gov. J.B. Pritzker, Illinois lawmakers to face

  Written By, Rick Pearson – Chicago Tribune, 6/10/19    Gov. J.B. Pritzker hailed the accomplishments of state lawmakers for checking off the major items of his “think big” agenda this spring, saying their work delivered Illinois one of the most “consequential and transformative legislative sessions in history.” But in approving a proposed constitutional change Read More …

Hundreds of Lake County properties were overtaxed, officials admit

Written by, Russell Lissau – Daily Herald, 5/23/19 Hundreds of Lake County property owners received tax bills this month that wrongly demanded too much money because of computer errors that eliminated legitimate credits, officials admitted Thursday. The majority of those mistakes affected properties in the Wauconda area, said Bob Glueckert, the county’s new chief assessment officer. Data errors Read More …