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Hank Scorpio

Don’t worry, the task force will come out with a relief plan that involves a 1-time $50 voucher on next years tax return. But to qualify you have to have less than 30k income AND a pet cat named Fluffy. That’s the kind of ‘relief’ program you can expect from these undead shysters…

On a serious note, you can’t solve high property taxes without completely reforming the way values are (arbitrarily) appraised. Otherwise, you might as well let Mike Madigan run the task force.

Freddy

Here in Rockford a small group of 162 homeowners filed a petition of “detachment” from the Rockford school district and be annexed to Kinnikinnick and Hononegah school district. This is I believe detachment from paying school tax’s to RPS Dist 205 and pay to the other districts only not all the tax’s. Homes there are between 300K and 500K. Both side are lawyering up. The reason they are saying is less time on buses/smaller classes and parents being closer to the schools. There are only 14 students who use RPS out of 162 homes. The real reason is probably the… Read more »

debtsor

Interesting…keep up posted on this.

Astonished

First, off how does someone stupid enough to write the following get a columnist’s gig? “Paradoxically, high property taxes depress house prices while driving up the cost of home ownership.” Paradoxically? That’s like writing that bond prices and interest rates are “paradoxically” inverse. A bright fourth-grader writes better than this. What, pray tell, does Joe Cahill believe should replace property tax revenue (assuming property tax reform actually REDUCES property taxes rather than attempt to simply redistribute them?) I’m sure Wirepoints can offer a guess as to how high income taxes would have to ramp in order to offset reducing IL’s… Read more »

debtsor

Hahaha, you could have answered the question of how stupid this guy Cahill is by reading his biography: “Cahill has a bachelor’s degree in political science from St. Norbert College, a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School and a law degree from Illinois Institute of Technology’s Chicago-Kent College of Law.” He’s a professional student. A masters degree in journalism from Medill? Hahah that’s rich! A poli science degree in there too? Hahahahah. The only degree of any value – the law degree from Chicago Kent – he managed to mess up. There are many law firm partners… Read more »

Astonished

“He’s a professional student.”
Yikes! I’d never before considered just how vicious an insult is such a term (laughing uproariously.) You know the old saw about “those who can’t do, teach?” Well, I think it’s far more accurate to say, “those who can’t do will accumulate university degrees like children collect Pokemon cards.”
Funny how the value of college degrees is visibly shrinking before our eyes, in part because we see how pathetic are many of the so-called highly educated.