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Property tax freeze bill advances

1/11/2017, 8 a.m.
The Illinois House Revenue & Finance Committee has approved legislation filed by State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) to enact a ...

The Illinois House Revenue & Finance Committee has approved

legislation filed by State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) to enact a permanent property tax freeze, House Bill 6630.

The bill now advances to the full House of Representatives for consideration.

Rep. Batinick's legislation resets Illinois' property tax extension formula to 0.0%, starting in levy year 2016 and continuing thereafter with no provision to sunset or be phased out. It also allows voters of any taxing district to approve a levy increase (property tax hike) by referendum, if they so choose.

For questions or more information, please call Rep. Batinick's office at (815) 254-0000.