SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, is backing legislation that would provide residents in McHenry and Lake County with tax relief by allowing them to reduce the size of their local government. Similar legislation was vetoed by former Gov. Bruce Rauner before leaving office. 

“Redundant layers of government are burdening Illinois taxpayers with bills they cannot afford, and Governor Rauner denied them much needed tax relief as one his last acts in office,” Yingling said. “Despite this road block, I will continue to fight to cut taxes for the hardworking families in my community.”

Yingling is sponsoring House Bill 348, which would allow residents of McHenry County to eliminate unnecessary units of government by referendum and require a ten percent reduction in property taxes levied by townships. Additionally, the effort would eliminate redundant road districts in Lake County. Yingling pushed for similar legislation last year, but, despite receiving overwhelming, bipartisan support, the measure was ultimately rejected by Rauner. 

“A new day is upon Illinois, and I’m ready to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle and our new governor to reform state government and provide middle-class families real property tax relief,” Yingling said. 

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