Crushed by Property Taxes? Betcha You Live in Northern Illinois

Taking a look at property taxes in Illinois, it's clear the highest taxes are paid by those residents living in the northern third of the state.

If you're an Illinois resident with a high property tax bill, chances are strong you live in one of the collar counties surrounding Chicago. That's not an end-all-be-all statement, but based on data from Tax-Rates.org, it's a pretty safe assumption.

We took the 25 counties with the highest median property taxes, according to Tax-Rates.org, and ranked them in list form. We also mapped them out as well, and northeastern Illinois is solidly represented. 

Just a note: This chart does not take into account the difference in median home prices between the counties. It's just a representation of the median property tax paid by residents of these counties, not the tax rate.


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Todd Milliron February 13, 2014 at 01:47 PM
Here is one reason (Copy and Paste Link in your Browser) we have such high property taxes in Kendall County and Bristol Township = http://oswego.patch.com/groups/ka-ching-2014-kendall-county-no-bid-jobs/p/kaching-2014-kendall-county-nobid-jobs
fred February 13, 2014 at 03:15 PM
I would like to see, instead of average tax bill, the $ per $1000 of valuation. That would take out the housing cost variable and allow you to really see how much you are being charged. I would bet Will county is #1 (we are at between 2.5 and 3% or 2500 to 3000 per $100,000)
the duellist February 13, 2014 at 06:07 PM
Gotta support the brain dead a**holes that work for the Fed, state and local govts at all costs to the detriment of the productive part of the economy. Love how these stories get kicked off the front page of the Patch as quickly as they are posted- it's almost like the media is in cahoots with the govt to keep people ignorant about why they are dead broke and suffering financially if they are in what's left of the middle class.
Kathy S. February 13, 2014 at 06:19 PM
I agree with Fred, without median home prices, it's not a valid measurement. Duellist, 70%+ of property taxes go to schools, followed by our local municipality, county and township.


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