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Tom K.: I don’t understand how that is my fault

Tom K., Midlothian, IL, Present Value (2018), $132150, Property Taxes (2017), $4044, Total Taxes Paid, $28779, , , , , , , “I don’t understand how that is my fault.”

Bonnie W.: My taxes exceed my mortgage payments, it’s ridiculous

Bonnie W., Palatine, IL, Present Value (2018), $306090, Property Taxes (2017), $8492, Total Taxes Paid since 1999, $113694, , , , , , , “We're overtaxed and my home value has not changed.”​

Nick C.: My property taxes scream at me

Nick C., Maple Park, IL, Purchase, $279000, Present Assessed Value (2018), $226752, Property Taxes (2017), $7449, Total Taxes Paid, $12721, , , , , “My property taxes scream at me.”

Cathy N.: The older I get, the more resentful I’ve become of staying here

Cathy N., Lindenhurst, IL, Present Value (2018), $269910, Property Taxes (2017), $9724, Total Taxes Paid since 2004, $120467, , , , , , , “The older I get the more resentful I’ve become of staying here.”

Bill S.: It erodes the value of the property because nobody wants to pay those kinds of taxes anymore

Bill S., Cary, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $451953, Present Value (2018), $276674, Property Taxes (2017), $15302.88, Total Taxes Paid, $256356.51, % Tax to Present Value, 56%, , , “It erodes the value of the property because nobody wants to pay those kinds of taxes anymore.”

Dan Y.: It pays for corrupt promises for years. It’s sick

Dan Y., Elgin, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $303500, Present Value (2018), $250989, Property Taxes (2017), $6552, Total Taxes Paid, $19453.10, , , , , , , "It pays for corrupt promises for years. It’s sick.”

Francine M.: It makes me sad to think that I am taking money out of my retirement to pay for somebody else’s retirement

Francine M., Wheaton, IL, Present Value (2018), $1115340, Property Taxes (2017), $29309, Total Taxes Paid, $410000, % Tax to Present Value, 36%, , , , , , “It makes me sad to think that I am taking money out of my retirement to pay for somebody else’s retirement.”​