VILLA PARK, Ill. – A bill to help ease the property tax burden homeowners face, backed by state Rep. Deb Conroy, D-Villa Park, was recently signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
“DuPage County families still pay some of the highest property taxes in the state, making it harder and harder for working families and seniors to keep their homes and stay in our community,” Conroy said. “The middle class carries too high of a tax burden and I am committed to working to provide meaningful relief to our families. The creation of this new fund to provide property tax rebates to homeowners is one step towards easing some of the anxieties faced by families.”
Senate Bill 39 creates the Illinois Property Tax Relief Fund to provide rebates to Illinois homeowners. Beginning in 2021, the state Comptroller will divide the funds in the Property Tax Relief Fund by the number of homeowners as a direct rebate on their property tax bill.
“This refund fund builds upon a number of steps I have taken over the past few years to alleviate property taxes such as increasing the exemptions for seniors and veterans, and expanding upon our efforts to consolidate units of local government to cut the cost of government,” Conroy said. “I appreciate the governor’s shared commitment to uplift the middle class and look forward to continuing to find comprehensive solutions to the property tax crisis.”