ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. – Grayslake resident Bill Morris joined state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, in speaking in favor of a property tax freeze and expansion of property tax relief for middle-class families and seniors during a hearing in the House Revenue and Finance Committee Thursday.

“The number one issue I continue to hear about from the people I represent is the negative impact of skyrocketing property taxes,” Yingling said. “Our current property tax model is broken, regressive, burdensome to middle class families and in desperate need of repair. It is critical that we work to provide hard-working Illinoisans and small business owners with tax relief and transform our existing property tax structure into a fairer system. I appreciate Bill Morris coming down here to speak in favor of my tax policies.”

Yingling is the sponsor of Senate Bill 851 which creates a two year property tax freeze for all units of government. The bill would empowers voters to approve or disapprove of any future tax hikes and expands property tax relief by increasing the value of exemptions for middle-class homeowners and seniors. Morris and Yingling spoke in support of the measure during a legislative hearing. Yingling voted to pass Senate Bill 851 out of committee and it is expected to be voted on by the full House during next week’s veto session.


Grayslake resident Bill Morris and state Rep. Sam Yingling speak in favor Senate Bill 851 in a legislative hearing of the House Revenue and Finance Committee on Thursday. Yingling is a sponsor of the bill, which creates a 2-year property tax freeze and expands tax relief for middle-class and senior homeowners.

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