Residents Come Out to Learn About Their Property Taxes

Illinois pays the second highest average rate in property taxes in the country and within Illinois, Lake County residents are forced to pay some of the highest property taxes. State Representative Jesiel, acknowledging the hardships families are facing with rising property taxes despite declining home values, hosted a property tax appeal seminar Tuesday night. Local residents were given the opportunity to ask questions and learn about the steps in appealing their assessments and property tax bill. The event was co-hosted with Benton Township Assessor, Jennifer Litewski, who provided important information about the assessment process. Rep. Jesiel also heard from frustrated residents and gave an update on the efforts in Springfield to freeze and even lower property taxes across the State.