Noted: Editorial points out property tax inequities

The Chicago Tribune slams disparities in property taxes, noting that poorer areas with less in the way of commercial tax bases get higher taxes than more affluent areas.

The editorial notes that the bills rarely, if ever, go down.

How did we get here? Years of gimmicking around with a tax system that largely funds your schools, parks, libraries and police departments, and that isn’t based on the ability to pay. It creates inequities between neighbors, and even larger inequities between communities.

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Jon Broadbooks is Vice President/Communications for Illinois REALTORS®. He serves as editor of online and print content for the association’s communications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine and e-newsletters. He conducts spokesperson training seminars and oversees website development for the Association.

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