Illinois Senate OKs Connor’s call to simplify property tax appeals

‘People across the state are struggling to appeal their property taxes, leaving them stuck with unnecessary costs and sometimes little help’

The Illinois Senate passed a resolution from Sen. John Connor which asks the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board to consider standardizing property tax appeals.

The resolution urges the Property Tax Appeal Board to deliver a report to the Illinois Senate on or before Oct. 1 that examines the feasibility and associated costs of implementing a centralized property tax appeal submission platform, according to a news release.

“People across the state are struggling to appeal their property taxes, leaving them stuck with unnecessary costs and sometimes little help,” Connor said in a statement. “Different property tax appeals processes exist throughout Illinois, meaning some homeowners get different outcomes than others for the same issues.”

The resolution asks for the report to describe available technology and cost estimates and offer potential funding sources to cover the costs with implementation.

“Working towards a standardized system that is accurate and fair means taking concerns from residents into account and addressing them,” Connor said.

The Senate unanimously passed Connor’s resolution 51-0.

Alex Ortiz

Alex Ortiz is a reporter for The Herald-News in Joliet. Originally from Romeoville, Ill., he joined The Herald-News in 2017 and mostly covers Will County government, politics, education and more. He earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master's degree from Northwestern University.