SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Determined to provide real property tax relief for Illinois homeowners, state Rep. Jonathan Carroll, D-Northbrook, passed legislation out of the General Assembly that will create the bipartisan Property Tax Relief Task Force.
“I want to thank Governor Pritzker for giving me the opportunity to address our antiquated and regressive property tax system,” Carroll said. “Property taxes are out of control and are literally forcing people out of their houses. Action is required, and my bipartisan task force will leave no stone unturned when it comes to finding solutions to lowering property taxes.”
Carroll’s Senate Bill 1932 would allow for appointments to the Property Tax Relief Task Force to be made by the Governor and legislative leaders – including the Senate President, Speaker of the House, as well as the Minority Leaders of both chambers. The task force would be charged with identifying potential policies that deliver on property tax relief for homeowners. The bill awaits final approval from the governor.
“All of the ideas that come from this task force will provide numerous solutions to solving Illinois’ property tax problem,” Carroll said. “A good place to start is to examine that alarming amount of local governing bodies that inflate property taxes across Illinois. With more than 7,000 units of government that yield taxing powers, we must examine the necessity of each. Illinois can also do much more to fund its schools, allowing for more local control about how those tax dollars should be spent. I look forward to working with both Democrats and Republicans on this major problem.”