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I remember reading an article about this about a year ago on the WBEZ site. In the article, the reporter did some actual journalism and interviewed some people who live in these houses. While their tax bills were outrageous, the article became a pity party about their state of affairs. One gentleman by the name of “Jimmy” (If I remember correctly) hadn’t paid taxes or a mortgage in years…and he kept a race car in his garage. He would race it on weekends at the track as a hobby, and he was a forklift driver. He was very proud of… Read more »


This is inequitable. My community pays an outrageous amount of tax and it’s inequitable that my community should be required to fund schools and services and pensions for towns where the residents can’t even be bothered to pay their real estate taxes, but mooch off the system.