VILLA PARK, Ill. – State Rep. Deb Conroy, D-Villa Park, joined members of the House on Wednesday to pass a 2-year property tax freeze and expand property tax relief for DuPage County families and seniors.
“Property taxes in DuPage County get higher and higher every year, making our communities less affordable for so many working families,” said Conroy. “This bill provides some relief to the middle class and seniors while ensuring that homeowners in our community get the same property tax relief that those in Cook County are already receiving.
Senate Bill 851 implements a two-year property tax freeze in the suburbs, including DuPage County. The bill also increases the general homestead and senior citizens homestead exemptions to $10,000 and $8,000, respectively, to give homeowners additional relief. Cook County homeowners currently receive this level of relief.
“This legislation is a bipartisan effort to give homeowners a little bit of relief from unaffordable property taxes,” Conroy added. “This is one step to provide relief to struggling families across the state.”