ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. – Fighting to relieve the burden of property taxes for his constituents, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, voted to support measures that would suspend late payment penalties on property taxes, as well as grant one-year deferrals on all senior, veteran and disabled homeowner exemptions.
“The lives of residents throughout Illinois have changed vastly due to the coronavirus outbreak. People who have never filed for unemployment benefits before are out of work and being forced to choose between making mortgage payments or putting food on the table,” Yingling said. “It’s totally unrealistic to expect residents to pay thousands of dollars in property taxes in two large lump sums while juggling their other responsibilities.”
Yingling supported Senate Bill 685, bipartisan legislation that brings immediate property tax relief to homeowners across the state. The measure provides for the suspension of late payment penalties and tax sales, allowing homeowners the flexibility to pay their property taxes when able.
During his time in the General Assembly, Yingling has fought to lower property taxes and bring relief to his constituents. Yingling, the co-chair of the Property Tax Relief Commission, was a co-sponsor of the Property Tax Relief Fund, which aims to increase the amount of relief homeowners receive from their homeowner exemption. Yingling also regularly holds Property Tax Appeal Seminars, helping to provide information to families on how they can potentially lower their taxes.
“I am grateful that my colleagues on both sides of the aisle were able to come together to pass legislation that brings some immediate relief to hard-working homeowners,” Yingling said. “I have committed myself to providing tangible property tax relief for homeowners in the state, and I will continue to support commonsense legislation that not only addresses the problem of skyrocketing property taxes but also comes up with innovative solutions for the problem at hand.”
Senate Bill 685 passed both the House and Senate with bipartisan support, and is headed for the Governor’s desk to become law.
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