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Downstate Superintendent Concerned About Potential Property Tax Freeze

If a property tax freeze is part of a new state budget that could mean trouble for local school districts, according to one downstate superintendent. Sherrard superintendent Alan Boucher says if local school districts can’t increase revenue through local sources, he doubts the state will pick up the difference. So what happens then?

Governor Rauner has indicated he wants a property tax freeze as part of a new budget. A special session started on Wednesday in Springfield.