Wilcox blames Springfield for Illinois' worsening property tax crisis

by Elect Colonel Craig Wilcox | Jun. 27, 2018, 12:45pm

Craig Wilcox said the latest bad news about Illinois' property tax crisis is all on the state's current lawmakers in Springfield. 

Property data experts ATTOM Data Solutions recently reported that 387,854 property owners across the state owe mortgages of at least 25 percent more on their loans than their property is worth.

"Our elected leaders enacted policies and approved tax hikes last year that diminish the opportunities to pursue dreams and build a family-focused life for the future," Wilcox, a retired Air Force colonel and member of the McHenry County board running to replace retiring state Sen. Pam Althoff (R-McHenry) in the 32nd District, said.  "This year they passed a budget that added spending to use up the 32 percent income tax hike revenue; they passed a budget that might be $1.5 billion out of balance; and they don’t seem to listen."

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