CRAIN'S: Suburban voters issue Springfield a warning about a statewide property tax

By Dennis Rodkin

“Voters in suburban counties strongly favored blocking the creation of a statewide property tax in Tuesday voting, despite the fact that no statewide property tax has yet been proposed. 

An advisory referendum on ballots in DuPage, Kane and Lake counties and Cook County's Hanover Township asked voters whether the state Legislature should be permitted to institute a property tax of 1 percent of home value. In each of the four jurisdictions, at least 60 percent of the votes cast favored blocking such a tax…”

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Evan Walker