SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Continuing his efforts to reduce the size of government and stretch taxpayer dollars, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, passed a measure to make it easier for voters to eliminate township road districts with bi-partisan support.
“Families pay outrageously high property taxes simply because they live in townships located in Lake County that are bloated with unnecessary layers of government,” Yingling said. “Taxpayers already pay for roads through their property taxes to the county. Forcing homeowners to also pay for roads through the township is nothing more than double taxation in another form, and that needs to end.”
House Bill 607 allows voters to decide through a public referendum on the ballot if the township road district should be abolished. Illinois has almost 7,000 units of local government—the most in the nation.
“I am constantly looking for ways to consolidate duplicative or unneeded units of local governments and streamline government services to help reduce the property tax burden that is unfairly placed on middle class families,” Yingling continued. “The passage of my recent bill is part of the solution I am delivering to the people of my district and I encourage the Senate to act immediately on it.”
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