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Kendall County Property Tax Revolt Part 2

My property taxes increased 50% in 5 years. How about yours?

My taxes were $3,400 in 2006 and increased to over $5,000 in 2011.

Did I get 50% improvement in my services over that 5 YEARS? Absolutely not! Where do you think that money went? Was it roads? Was it sewer & water? Was it police & fire?

Come to the Property Tax Revolt Day and find answers or at least have a discussion about solutions. Here is a 23 minute YouTube video on what North Dakota is doing on June 12th, 2012 state-wide. Don't push it aside. Listen to what they say and what they are doing.

It is amazing and I'll bet you haven't heard a word about it. I hadn't. Those in control don't want us to even consider these types of options. They just want us to move along - nothing here to see - move along. It is amazing to find out that we are not alone on property taxes.  There are others hurting too. Watch the video and then join us June 1st.

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Walt Hines May 21, 2012 at 12:39 AM
Watched the video and it sounds good to me. I think our state is so far gone that we'll have no choice but to file bankruptcy. From what I'm hearing Mark you have stirred more than one pot down at the county. It's about time we stood up and did something. I have no problem paying my fair share but that's not what's happening. We're being over assessed time and time again. A little off topic but are we still on the states watch list? I have a cousin in Lemont and they've closed one school now they're looking to close more. Operating deficit is going to hit Oswego before too long, empty additions because we have no more.
russ harrison May 22, 2012 at 02:02 PM
Andy McKenna ran for governor last election and was brushed aside, despite winning in Kendall county. He is an extremely astute businessman that has little tolerance for waste in spending and had some very workable ideas to reduce this financial burden and reverse the bleeding that Illinois is experiencing. While he has no intention to run again, there are a few individuals that would make a very desirable governor. Maybe we should actually "draft" someone else with an advanced knowledge of business and finance and an ability to work bi-partisan in order to clear up this mess. That person should be so financially secure as to be immune to bribery and corruption and so motivated to resolve our financial problems as to care less if they are re-elected. Unfortunately, until both major political parties set aside their party line stances and learn to work together to resolve the sad state of affairs Illinois is mired in, ain't diddly-doo going to happen...unless we as the public command it.
Mark D. May 24, 2012 at 03:31 PM
Let's all remember the big picture here. If the county required $X dollars last year to operate, then they will require at least the $X dollars this year to operate - possibly more. Don't forget all the raises (cost of living and regular) for law enforcement, fire, teachers, etc. that they expect every year. If the taxes decrease the county will be forced to get the revenue from other sources (increase in sales taxes, utility taxes, etc.). The only other way is to cut the police force, teachers, fire, etc. Who among them want to volunteer to be laid off? I think you would see very few hands... Anyone have a good idea on how they can make up the revenue difference speak up. Possibly in light of the economy - a pay cut? Many have had their pay cut when they have been force to take other work positions for less pay. Why not have the police, fire, and teachers do the same?
Di May 27, 2012 at 03:21 PM
The County allows you to 'protest' your value assessment....the rate which determines your tax share. Their website will explain how you do that and also the petition form.
Paul L. May 27, 2012 at 03:24 PM
Here's something that will have an impact. How much will this cost us in property taxes. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-illinois-house-panel-votes-to-cut-education-funding-by-4-percent-20120526,0,5830705.story

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