SPRINGFIELD, Ill – State Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, is highlighting a state grant program that could help relieve the high property tax burden felt by homeowners in her district.
“As a school board member, I advocated for education funding reform that would not only provide the quality education that our students deserve, but also bring real relief to homeowners struggling to pay their property taxes,” Mason said. “Lake County residents have had to pay skyrocketing property taxes for years to ensure that our schools were adequately funded, and I’m encouraged by the impact the new school funding formula could have in relieving some of that burden.”
Zion-Benton Township High School District 126, Zion Elementary School District 6 and Antioch Community High School District 117 are among 28 Illinois school districts eligible to receive a Property Tax Relief Grant that was created as part of the new education funding formula that passed in 2017. Following the submission of an abatement resolution, grants could be paid out to districts on May 20, 2019. The historic funding reform brought millions of dollars to school districts across Illinois, decreasing the dependency of districts on local property tax revenue.
“The residents of my district are fed up with their property taxes increasing each year, and I’m grateful that education funding reform and the Property Tax Relief Grant will provide relief while ensuring that our students get the best quality education,” Mason continued. “I am committed to continuing to advocate for the needs of my district, and I look forward to working with legislators to further decrease property taxes and improve education.”
For more information, please contact Mason’s constituent service office at Info@RepJoyceMason.com.