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Pamela C.: I’ve been fighting for the last two years not to lose my family home.

Pamela C., Grayslake, IL, Present Value (2018), $188844, Property Taxes (2000), $3482, Property Taxes (2017), $6347, Total Taxes Paid, $80005, , , , , “I’ve been fighting for the last two years not to lose my family home.”

Colleen H.: I don’t know what they’re doing with the money.

Colleen H., Northlake, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $225000, Present Value (2018), $148960, Property Taxes (2006), $4781, Property Taxes (2017), $6508, Total Taxes Paid, $67777, , , “I don’t know what they’re doing with the money.”​

Kelly C.: I would never reconsider moving back to Illinois.

Kelly C., Milan, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $102000, Present Value (2018), $118149, Property Taxes (2013), $631, Total Taxes Paid, $1262, , , , , “I would never reconsider moving back to Illinois.”

Joseph R.: We’re being taxed right out of our home.

Joseph R., Worth, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $290000, Present Value (2018), $304990, Property Taxes (2016), $6326, Property Taxes (2017), $11331, Total Taxes Paid, $17657, , , “We’re being taxed right out of our home.”

Mark D.: As soon as [my kids finish college] I am out of Illinois.

Mark D., Bloomingdale, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $262000, Present Value (2018), $336600, Property Taxes (2000), $5123, Property Taxes (2017), $12091, Total Taxes Paid, $159664, , , “As soon as [my kids finish college] I am out of Illinois. ”

B.B.: I don’t think [our taxes are] spent properly, to be honest.

B.B., Dolton, IL, Present Value (2018), $74500, Property Taxes (2006), $2522, Property Taxes (2017), $5962, Total Taxes Paid, $48930, , , , , “I don’t think [our taxes are] spent properly to be honest.”

Susan P.: Within the next 10 years we will have to make a decision on whether we’ll stay or go.

Susan P., Lemont, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $660000, Present Value (2018), $499170, Property Taxes (2005), $3494, Property Taxes (2017), $10430, Total Taxes Paid, $115183, , , “Within the next 10 years we will have to make a decision on whether we’ll stay or go.”

Greg G.: Not a penny of our taxes actually goes to the schools.

Greg G., Chicago, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $260000, Present Value (2018), $541430, Property Taxes (2012), $7395, Property Taxes (2017), $8976, Total Taxes Paid, $47504, , , “Not a penny of our taxes actually goes to the schools.”

Greg Z.: I pay too much money for my real estate taxes for what I get.

Greg Z., Aurora, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $187500, Present Value (2018), $153540, Property Taxes (2005), $5266, Property Taxes (2017), $5842, Total Taxes Paid, $72286, , , “I pay too much money for my real estate taxes for what I get.”

Trevor B.: It doesn’t make sense financially to stay here once our kids are out of the public school system.

Trevor B., Arlington Heights, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $299000, Present Value (2018), $636720, Property Taxes (2004), $3475, Property Taxes (2017), $17389, Total Taxes Paid, $124380, , , “It doesn’t make sense financially to stay here once our kids are out of the public school system.”

Larry C.: If I didn’t have my kids here, I would’ve left a long time ago.

Larry C., Wilmette, IL, Present Value (2018), $482480, Property Taxes (1999), $4005, Property Taxes (2017), $9756, Total Taxes Paid, $133712, , , , , “If I didn’t have my kids here I would’ve left a long time ago.”

Margie M.: I’m going to try to sell [the house] but I don’t know if I will be able to.

Margie M., Lynwood, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $105000, Present Value (2018), $251470, Property Taxes (2006), $4660, Property Taxes (2017), $8770, Total Taxes Paid, $72699, , , “I’m going to try to sell [the house] but I don’t know if I will be able to.”

Katie M.: Between property taxes and other taxes in Illinois, we have definitely thought about moving.

Katie M., Mount Prospect, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $350000, Present Value (2018), $398350, Property Taxes (2005), $6283, Property Taxes (2017), $11184, Total Taxes Paid, $111682, , , “Between property taxes and other taxes in Illinois we have definitely thought about moving.”

Dawn A.: Us looking at moving is absolutely because of the property taxes.

Dawn A., Mundelein, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $300000, Present Value (2018), $352020, Property Taxes (2011), $10716, Property Taxes (2017), $10278, Total Taxes Paid, $63944, , , “Us looking at moving is absolutely because of the property taxes.”

Suki B.: I can’t even save for my own retirement.

Suki B., Bolingbrook, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $207900, Present Value (2018), $191844, Property Taxes (2008), $4522, Property Taxes (2017), $6087, Total Taxes Paid, $51449, , , “I can’t even save for my own retirement.”

Phyllis C.: You can’t plan for the future if your property taxes are going up at such a fast rate.

Phyllis C., Mundelein, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $99333, Present Value (2018), $168315, Property Taxes (2000), $3304, Property Taxes (2017), $5222, Total Taxes Paid, $75333, , , “You can’t plan for the future if your property taxes are going up at such a fast rate.”

Michele B.: We’re staying one more year and then we’re out.

Michele B., Midlothian, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $185000, Present Value (2018), $147410, Property Taxes (2005), $2048, Property Taxes (2017), $4699, Total Taxes Paid, $43884, , , “We’re staying one more year and then we’re out.”

Bob B.: My wife and I are trying to figure out which state we’re going to move to.

Bob B., Grayslake, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $180000, Present Value (2018), $224841, Property Taxes (2016), $8587, Property Taxes (2017), $8957, Total Taxes Paid, $17544, , , “My wife and I are trying to figure out which state we’re going to move to.”

Jeff H.: We’re wanting to start looking and leave in a year or two.

Jeff H., Glen Ellyn, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $73000, Present Value (2018), $237450, Property Taxes (2000), $3176, Property Taxes (2017), $5069, Total Taxes Paid, $81918, , , “We’re wanting to start looking and leave in a year or two.”

Amanda J.: We don’t want to stay in Illinois because of [the property taxes].

Amanda J., Grayslake, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $275000, Present Value (2018), $316674, Property Taxes (2016), $12960, Property Taxes (2017), $12449, Total Taxes Paid, $25409, , , “We don’t want to stay in Illinois because of [the property taxes].”