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Getting rid of township government would be a good start remake Illinois.
Oh, why the rambling? Because Illinois residents suffer the burden of the nation's highest property taxes. Only New Jerseyites pay more.
From ABC 7 Chicago:
The average American household spends $2,089 on real estate property taxes each year. The average in Illinois? Nearly twice that number.Fortunately Illinois now has a reform governor in Republican Bruce Rauner who wants to cut the units of government in the Land of Lincoln.
Roughly $15 billion-worth of homes are also foreclosed upon as a result of property tax delinquencies each year, according to the National Tax Lien Association.
Of course doing so is only part of what Illinoisans need to lower their taxes.
The Prairie State is also burdened by high sales taxes. And nine states don't even have an income tax.