Governor Bruce Rauner spent the day Wednesday around the state lobbying for property tax relief for Illinois residents. The governor made stops in Moline, Peoria, and Poplar Grove, near Rockford, at private residences to talk about why it’s necessary to keep property taxes where they are at.
Rauner says Illinois’ high property taxes compared to its neighbors are pushing Illinois residents and businesses out of the state.
Rauner says with the state’s deficit spending, underfunded services, and high taxes; Illinois’ future is in a downward spiral.
Rauner and the state legislature continues to work out a budget for Illinois, with one of the issues being settled is including a property tax freeze.