Rep. Ozinga Calls for Support on Property Tax Relief Bill

SPRINGFIELD- State Representative Tim Ozinga (R-Mokena) released the following statement to call for support on a property tax relief bill: 

“There is a great injustice occurring in the state of Illinois that we have the power to fix,” said Rep. Ozinga. “The high property tax burden is suffocating families, communities, and businesses, especially in areas that are already struggling. But the extremes of property tax rates vary greatly across our state, sometimes even between towns in the same county. It’s time we ask – why are some struggling communities across our state paying four times the effective tax rate than more affluent communities?

“This crisis is why I, along with my colleague State Representative Dan Ugaste, have introduced House Bill 4866. This legislation would create the Education Property Tax Relief Fund, which would award property tax relief grants to school districts. While all areas of the state would see significant property tax relief, the hardest hit areas would see up to a 50% reduction in school district property tax rates.

“We must not stand in the way of our neighbors to believe that their kids and grandkids will do better and accomplish more than they ever hoped or dreamed. Together, we can stand up and lead the way to transform the lives of millions of individuals and families for generations to come.

“I ask for the support of my colleagues in the Illinois General Assembly on this bill to lower property taxes and provide opportunities for all Illinoisans to achieve the American dream.” 

To watch Representative Ozinga speak more about this legislation, visit his website