Cole Lauterbach points out that Illinois homeowners pay nearly double the national average in property taxes and yet Illinois Republicans and conservatives can’t figure out how to make an issue of this and win more elections:
For all of the outcry and political promises to help property taxes, Illinoisans still pay the second highest rates in the nation.
A report from ATTOM Data Solutions says the state’s 3.2 million homeowners paid 2.2 percent of their home’s worth in local taxes in 2018. That’s higher than any other state in the nation except New Jersey. The average Illinois homeowner paid $5,000, but it’s still common for homes in some suburban counties and the Rockford area to see taxes be the majority of their monthly mortgage payments.
“Counties like Bureau, Winnebago, Jackson, those are close to three percent effective tax rates,” Todd Teta, chief product officer with ATTOM Data Solutions, said.
Read more about Illinoisans paying double the national average in property taxes: Illinois News Network