SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Continuing her efforts to provide property tax relief to homeowners, state Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, is supporting legislation to increase the homeowner and senior citizen property tax exemptions in Will County.
“Right now, Cook County residents have a higher property tax exemption than residents in the rest of the state,” Manley said. “This is just one more way that the current property tax system is unfair. This legislation would put all homeowners in the Chicago area on the same playing field.”
Since taking office, Manley has repeatedly sponsored and supported legislation that would provide property tax relief to homeowners. Her House Bill 5775 increases the Senior Citizen Homestead Exemption to $8,000 and increases the General Homestead Exemption to $10,000. This would ensure that all residents in DuPage, Lake, McHenry and Will counties get the same level of property tax relief as their neighbors in Cook County.
“Will and many other collar counties have changed dramatically over time,” Manley said. “The state’s property tax laws should be changed to reflect the shift in population and housing values from Cook County to surrounding communities. I will continue to fight to bring meaningful property tax relief to homeowners.”
For more information, please contact Manley’s constituent service office at 815-725-2741 or RepManley@gmail.com.