SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Answering residents’ call for property tax relief, state Rep. Mary Edly-Allen, D-Libertyville, has filed legislation to significantly increase the senior citizens homestead exemption and general homestead exemption.

“When I speak with local families, the most common concern is the high property taxes that seem to increase year after year,” Edly-Allen said. “Illinois property taxes are frequently reported as being among the highest in the country, yet little action has been taken to provide homeowners with relief.”

Edly-Allen recently filed House Bill 2807 to raise the senior citizens homestead exemption from $5,000 to $8,000, a 60 percent increase, as well as the general homestead exemption from $6,000 to $8,000 – a 33.33 percent increase. Edly-Allen’s measures aims to reduce to overall property tax burden placed on local families that is forcing them out of their homes and out of the state.

“The message from Lake County homeowners is clear, we need real property tax relief,” Edly-Allen said. “This legislation will directly benefit Lake County homeowners, especially seniors living on fixed incomes, by reducing their overall property tax burden and helping them continue to afford to stay in their own homes.”

Rep. Mary Edly-AllenRep. Mary Edly-Allen

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