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Emily R.: I don’t want to have to move.

Emily R., Chicago, IL, Present Value (2018), $112830, Property Taxes (2015), $1715, Property Taxes (2017), $2022, Total Taxes Paid, $5611, , , , , “I don’t want to have to move.”

Nancy Q.: Buying in Lake County again just doesn’t make sense.

Nancy Q., Lake Villa, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $280000, Present Value (2018), $236649, Property Taxes (2006), $5942, Property Taxes (2017), $8551, Total Taxes Paid, $90174, , , “Buying in Lake County again just doesn’t make sense.”

Jim B.: We are making plans to leave Illinois.

Jim B., Aurora, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $270500, Present Value (2018), $414840, Property Taxes (2000), $8415, Property Taxes (2017), $11918, Total Taxes Paid, $192341, , , “We are making plans to leave Illinois.”

Bob C.: We’re leaving Illinois.

Bob C., Wauconda, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $266679, Present Value (2018), $332097, Property Taxes (2001), $3047, Property Taxes (2017), $10664, Total Taxes Paid, $122614, , , “We’re leaving Illinois.”

Perry G.: I’m considering selling this house to get out from under the tax burden.

Perry G., Villa Park, IL, Present Value (2018), $297000, Property Taxes (2001), $3047, Property Taxes (2017), $10664, Total Taxes Paid, $122614, , , , , “I’m considering selling this house to get out from under the tax burden.”

Adam S.: We’ve seriously given thought to downsizing quicker than we had planned.

Adam S., Third Lake, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $540000, Present Value (2018), $506586, Property Taxes (2008), $13707, Property Taxes (2017), $19103, Total Taxes Paid, $143518, , , “We’ve seriously given thought to downsizing quicker than we had planned.”​

Richard C.: I think about moving a lot because of the taxes.

Richard C., Plainfield, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $200000, Present Value (2018), $261801, Property Taxes (2008), $4801, Property Taxes (2017), $6463, Total Taxes Paid, $55171, , , “I think about moving a lot because of the taxes.”

Yvonne B.: We are going to move out of Illinois this spring.

Yvonne B., Joliet, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $119815, Present Value (2018), $200145, Property Taxes (2000), $2661, Property Taxes (2017), $4978, Total Taxes Paid, $64833, , , “We are going to move out of Illinois this spring.”

Bob Z.: I just moved out of state because of my high property taxes.

Bob Z., Riverside, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $248500, Present Value (2018), $575860, Property Taxes (1999), $6021, Property Taxes (2017), $17919, Total Taxes Paid, $211265, , , “I just moved out of state because of my high property taxes.”

Paul P.: Why would we want to invest in the state of Illinois?

Paul P., Plainfield, IL, Present Value (2018), $292620, Property Taxes (2015), $8399, Property Taxes (2017), $8310, Total Taxes Paid, $$25049, , , , , “Why would we want to invest in the state of Illinois?”

J.D.: I’ve thought about moving out of Illinois.

J.D., Tinley Park, IL, Present Value (2018), $165710, Property Taxes (2003), $2100, Property Taxes (2017), $5119, Total Taxes Paid, $45820, , , , , “I’ve thought about moving out of Illinois.”

Art H.: Property taxes were a lot of why we moved.

Art H., Seneca, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $138000, Present Value (2018), $141000, Property Taxes (2012), $2451, Property Taxes (2017), $2490, Total Taxes Paid, $9953, , , “Property taxes were a lot of why we moved.”

John P.: It’s getting very difficult to stay here.

John P., Schaumburg, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $432000, Present Value (2018), $502110, Property Taxes (1999), $7595, Property Taxes (2017), $13834, Total Taxes Paid, $207246, , , “It’s getting very difficult to stay here.”

Sarai A..: I plan to probably move to Indiana when we fully retire.

Sarai A., Villa Park, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $180000, Present Value (2018), $209790, Property Taxes (2015), $6059, Property Taxes (2017), $5278, Total Taxes Paid, $16100, , , “I plan to probably move to Indiana when we fully retire.”​

Mike F.: The government is taking my money and wasting it.

Mike F., Peoria, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $240000, Present Value (2018), $276600, Property Taxes (1999), $5826, Property Taxes (2017), $8662, Total Taxes Paid, $147871, , , “The government is taking my money and wasting it.”

Joe E.: I’ve certainly considered leaving.

Joe E., Park Ridge, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $1011500, Present Value (2018), $565390, Property Taxes (2008), $5682, Property Taxes (2017), $15149, Total Taxes Paid, $143005, , , “I’ve certainly considered leaving.”

Susan S.: Until we get new politicians that really care about us, it’s not going to change.

Susan S., Park Ridge, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $550000, Present Value (2018), $387830, Property Taxes (2004), $6813, Property Taxes (2017), $10089, Total Taxes Paid, $126808, , , “Until we get new politicians that really care about us it’s not going to change”