SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Seeking to provide property tax relief for his constituents, state Rep. Jonathan Carroll, D-Northbrook, hosted a property tax appeal seminar this week. The event was a collaboration by Carroll, Northfield Township and the Cook County Assessors Office.
“While I continue to address solutions to the property tax crisis, it is important for residents to know how they can appeal, and potentially, lower their property tax bill,” said Carroll. “I fight every day for tax relief, and it is rewarding to offer residents free services to truly help them save their money. This is what government should be doing on a daily basis.”
Throughout session this year, Carroll supported several legislative proposals to provide tax relief. Partnering with state Rep. David McSweeney, R-Barrington Hills, their House Bill 307 sets out to empower residents to dissolve their townships, if they deem necessary. Eliminating excessive layers of government will help cut down on property taxes by stripping away their ability to raise taxes. Additionally, Carroll sponsored Senate Bill 1236, which will crack down on politicians double dipping on pensions and taxpayer-funded salaries. Finally, Carroll passed Senate Bill 1932 out of the General Assembly to create the Property Tax Relief Task Force, which will consist of both Democrats and Republicans, to find remedies to lowering property taxes.