SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Kelly Burke, D-Evergreen Park, will fight to reform the property tax system and deliver relief for local families as a member of the newly created Property Tax Relief Task Force.
“I have consistently fought for real property tax relief for our area, and this task force is a reflection of the urgent need for a fairer system,” said Burke. “There will be numerous bipartisan solutions that will be brought forward from this task force, but I want to make sure that local residents, especially seniors, get their fair shake too.”
Burke voted to create the Property Tax Relief Task Force by passing Senate Bill 1932, which created the Property Tax Relief Task Force. The measure was signed into law Friday, and Burke was chosen to serve on the bipartisan panel. Within 90 days, the task force will produce a report outlining structural and legislative reforms that will provide both immediate and long-term tax relief for homeowners.
Burke also backed Senate Bill 39, which is the Illinois Property Tax Relief Fund, where eligible homeowners will receive rebates to directly offset their property taxes.
“I am committed to building a stronger middle class, and providing property tax relief is a large part of that goal,” Burke said. “When families have more money in their pockets from lower property taxes, local economies will grow along with new jobs for those communities.”