Despite high property taxes, Illinois legislators eye increases

(The Center Square) – Despite Illinois having among the highest property taxes in the country, Illinois legislators are advancing measures that would allow for more property tax increases.

Illinoisans already pay the second highest property taxes in the country, behind New Jersey, according to MoneyGeek.

Thursday in Springfield, the House Revenue and Finance Committee advanced several measures that would allow for increases in property tax levies. House Bill 1075 would allow villages and townships to increase theirs for museums. Illinois Municipal League Executive Director Brad Cole supported the museum levy.

“Nobody here wants to support property tax increases but what we’ve already heard is it’s a de minimis amount, it’s for a community function, museum affairs and activities,” Cole said during the committee.

Another from state Rep. Charlie Meier, R-Okawville, House Bill 4179 would allow for a voter referendum to increase taxes for private ambulance costs.

“So the voters
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