“I’m pleased this legislation advanced through the House today in an effort to address the outrageous increases in property tax bills across Illinois,” State Rep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington) said. “As I’ve noted before, with over 7,000 different taxing bodies in Illinois, property taxes continue to be one of the largest complaints of people in my area.”
House Bill 5311 would institute a one-year freeze on township general fund tax levies in townships which have populations of less than 100,000 and are in areas subject to the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law, such as Cook, Kane, Lake and McHenry Counties.
“With Democrats focused on raising income taxes, every bit of tax relief we can provide is crucial,” he added. “There’s a repeated assault happening on the Illinois taxpayer. We’re fighting this war on all fronts, and these victories are rare, but imperative.”
The bill now heads to the Senate for consideration.