SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Lance Yednock, D-Ottawa, will fight for reforms that put Illinois Valley homeowners first and ease the burden of property taxes as a member of a new Property Tax Relief Task Force.
“I made a pledge to Illinois Valley families that I would fight every day for to put the needs of the middle class first, and that means fairer taxes for our families,” Yednock said. “This task force recognizes the need for immediate and long-term relief, and I look forward to putting all ideas on the table and coming to a bipartisan solution.”
Yednock voted to create the Property Tax Relief Task Force by passing Senate Bill 1932. The measure was signed into law Friday, and Yednock 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 relief for homeowners.
Yednock also supported Senate Bill 39, which establishes the Illinois Property Tax Relief Fund. The fund will provide homeowners with annual rebates to lower their property taxes.
“Property tax relief is an absolute necessity, as this will help keep people here in Illinois but build a stronger middle class.” said Yednock. “I look forward to working with my Republican and Democratic colleagues to solve one of Illinois’ most pressing issues.”