Durkin Calls on Illinois Democrats to Get Serious about Property Tax Reform

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) joined fellow House Republican members at a press conference this morning to discuss the Democrat failure to reduce sky high property taxes in Illinois.

Last year, the bipartisan, bicameral Property Tax Relief Task Force was charged with identifying the root causes of Illinois’ increasingly burdensome property taxes and recommending reforms to provide real relief to struggling homeowners across the state. Instead, Democrats on the task force drafted a sham report that failed to include dozens of reform ideas offered by Republican members.

“Democrats’ failure to provide any property tax relief is another clear indication of history repeating itself in Illinois,” Durkin said. “With soaring new taxes hitting families across the state, the time is now to offer real property tax relief and fix this flawed system.”

High property taxes remains one of the most important issues we face in Illinois. As we convene the spring session later this month, House Republicans stand ready to negotiate real property tax reforms and provide relief for Illinois families.

Do you know someone who has left Illinois due to the property tax burden?

Posted by Illinois House Republicans on Wednesday, January 8, 2020