SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – After Governor Pritzker signed Senate Bill 1932 in law, creating a Property Tax relief task force, state Rep. Mary Flowers, D-Chicago, was appointed to the task force to help craft solutions that contribute to reducing Illinois resident’s property taxes.
“Property taxes are causing families throughout this state lots of problems and literally forcing people from their homes,” Flowers said. “The ownership of home and properties are important factors to maintaining a strong middle class. “
Senate Bill 1932 which was sign by Governor Pritzker last week allows for appointments to the Property Tax Relief Task Force to be made by the Governor and legislative leaders – including the Senate President, Speaker of the House, as well as the Minority Leaders of both chambers. Yednock not only supported the measure, he was chosen to be a member of the task force. The task force would be charged with identifying potential policies that deliver property tax relief for homeowners.
“Property Tax Reform has been attempted in the past but my hope is that with everyone in a room we can provide a more comprehensive package that’ll lead to a reduction of property taxes,” Flowers said. “Quite frankly this is something we can’t dismiss any longer, residents of this state need to see relief.”