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Bill V.: It’s like, they’re going to get their money and they didn’t care how they did it.

Bill V., Grayslake, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $252000, Present Value (2018), $250533, Property Taxes (2009), $5534, Property Taxes (2017), $7972, Total Taxes Paid, $63238, , , “It’s like they’re going to get their money and they didn’t care how they did it.”

Linda J.: I can’t afford to continue living in Chicago.

Linda J., Chicago, IL, Present Value (2018), $346630, Property Taxes (2006), $3395, Property Taxes (2017), $5279, Total Taxes Paid, $44869, , , , , “I can’t afford to continue living in Chicago.”

Tony H.: Continuing to raise property taxes is going to continue to drive people out of this wonderful city.

Tony H., Silvis, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $112500, Present Value (2018), $118596, Property Taxes (2015), $2296, Property Taxes (2017), $3252, Total Taxes Paid, $12053, , , “Continuing to raise property taxes is going to continue to drive people out of this wonderful city.”

Mike S.: At our earliest possible convenience we are moving out of the state of Illinois.

Mike S., Naperville, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $436000, Present Value (2018), $458700, Property Taxes (2002), $8192, Property Taxes (2017), $10557, Total Taxes Paid, $148808, , , “At our earliest possible connivence we are moving out of the state of Illinois.”

Carol D.: I don’t want the state to force me to split my family by forcing me to leave the state and I’m angry about that.

Carol D., Carol Stream, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $89065, Present Value (2018), $153800, Property Taxes (2000), $3203, Property Taxes (2017), $4299, Total Taxes Paid, $71341, , , “I don’t want the state to force me to split my family by forcing me to leave the state and I’m angry about that.”

Matthew L.: If there was a reason for the Boston tea party, it is now.

Matthew L., Mount Prospect, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $310000, Present Value (2018), $249740, Property Taxes (2015), $5831, Property Taxes (2017), $6866, Total Taxes Paid, $18876, , , “If there was a reason for the Boston tea party it is now.”

Wendy S.: We’re close enough to Missouri that it’s a possibility to move.

Wendy S., Edwardsville, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $460000, Present Value (2018), $492600, Property Taxes (2010), $10851, Property Taxes (2017), $12210, Total Taxes Paid, $89531, , , “We’re close enough to Missouri that it’s a possibility to move.”

Jodi C.: As our property tax bill climbs our value is going to go even further down

Jodi C., Winfield, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $240000, Present Value (2018), $574470, Property Taxes (2008), $14919, Property Taxes (2017), $17767, Total Taxes Paid, $161370, , , “As our property tax bill climbs our value is going to go even further down.”​

Bill W.: Going on social security, that’s going to be a heavy burden.

Bill W., Lombard, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $223158, Present Value (2018), $237870, Property Taxes (2017), $6224, Total Taxes Paid Since 2000, $85005, , , , , “Going on social security that’s going to be a heavy burden.”​

Richard E.: Does there need to be a change in terms of the political makeup of those who set those policies?

Richard E., Lebanon, IL, Present Value (2018), $358896, Property Taxes (2017), $7969, Taxes Paid Since 2013, $29895 , , , , , , , “Does there need to be a change in terms of the political makeup of those who set those policies?”​

Holli W.: We now consider that we rent our house from the government

Holli W., Hudson, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $241057, Property Taxes (2007), $4821, Property Taxes (2017), $5483, Total Taxes Paid Since 2007, $61535, , , , , “We now consider that we rent our house from the government.”​

Greg B.: Having to spend that kind of money on property taxes puts a major dent

Greg B., Lake Zurich, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $172810, Present Value (2018), $623730, Property Taxes (2000), $10402, Property Taxes (2017), $14008, Taxes Paid Since 2000, $206393, , , “Having to spend that kind of money on property taxes puts a major dent.”​

Barry F.: It’s the circus that is going down in Springfield

Barry F., Des Plaines, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $248924, Present Value (2018), $122560, Property Taxes (2007), $2835, Property Taxes (2017), $2609, Total Taxes Paid Since 2007, $33,351, , “It’s the circus that is going down in Springfield.”​

Stan G.: With the taxes the way they are, with the governor choice that we have and the dysfunction in Springfield, we don’t see a really good reason to stay

Stan G., Wheaton, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $292033, Present Value (2018), $307980, Property Taxes (2001), $3242, Property Taxes (2017), $5841, Total Taxes Paid, $83112, % Tax to Present Value, 40%, “With the taxes the way they are with the governor choice that we have and the dysfunction in Springfield we don’t see a really good reason to stay.”​

Jesse W.: It was really difficult to justify to a mortgage lender that we can make the tax payments

Jesse W., Wauconda, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $169126, Present Value (2018), $214917, Property Taxes (2012), $6368, Property Taxes (2017), $5890, Total Taxes Paid, $30426, % Tax to Present Value, 14%, “It was really difficult to justify to a mortgage lender that we can make the tax payments.”​

John G.: It both affects directly my ability to spend money on things that I need and it also suppresses the property values

John G., Yorkville, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $70670, Present Value (2018), $274089, Property Taxes (2000), $4941, Property Taxes (2017), $8954, Total Taxes Paid Since 2000, $122035, , , “It both affects directly my ability to spend money on things that I need and it also suppresses the property values.”​

Bill B.: It makes us live almost paycheck to paycheck

Bill B., Inverness, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $531915, Present Value (2018), $496520, Property Taxes (2017), $13519, Total Taxes Paid, $49830, % Tax to Present Value, 10%, , , “It makes us live almost paycheck to paycheck.”

Terri G.: I am constantly concerned about what is going on in the state with the property taxes, the debt and the corruption

Terri G., Algonquin, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $425819, Present Value (2018), $321726, Property Taxes (2002), $6047, Property Taxes (2017), $10483, Taxes Paid Since 2002, $145815, , “I am constantly concerned about what is going on in the state with the property taxes the debt and the corruption.”​

Karen R.: I think they need to stop giving unions whatever they want

Karen R., Crestwood, IL, Present Value (2018), $229680, Property Taxes (2014), $5324, Property Taxes (2017), $6576, Total Taxes Paid, $28991, % Tax to Present Value, 12%, , , “I think they need to stop giving unions whatever they want.”​

John T: The people who are in public office don’t care

John T., Clarendon Hills, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $741813, Present Value (2018), $481200, Property Taxes (2007), $6943, Property Taxes (2017), $9200, Total Taxes Paid, $95745, % Tax to Present Value, 20%, “The people who are in public office don’t care.”​