A Springfield newspaper headline describes it as Gov. Rauner going after Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s other job. Rauner’s asking for legislation barring lawmakers from representing people before the Illinois Property Tax Appeals Board. Rauner says he’ll also issue an executive order against it. Madigan, a property tax lawyer with a lucrative practice, says it won’t work.
Rauner says he wants the ban to apply statewide. He says lawmakers who can help people lower their property taxes through appeals don’t feel so inclined to reform the property tax system.