Noted: Editorial points out property tax inequities

The Chicago Tribune slams disparities in property taxes, noting that poorer areas with less in the way of commercial tax bases get higher taxes than more affluent areas.

The editorial notes that the bills rarely, if ever, go down.

How did we get here? Years of gimmicking around with a tax system that largely funds your schools, parks, libraries and police departments, and that isn’t based on the ability to pay. It creates inequities between neighbors, and even larger inequities between communities.

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Jon Broadbooks is Director of Communications for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. He supervises and carries out the implementation of the communications programs for the Association. He directs and supervises the Communications staff. He is responsible for coordinating and implementing the public relations and media relations efforts for the Association and acts as spokesperson and liaison to the statewide news media. He serves as editor of online and print content for IAR communications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine and e-newsletters. He conducts IAR spokesperson training seminars and oversees the operation of website development for the Association.

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