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Property Taxes and Polls

Illinoisans pay some of the highest property taxes in the nation. How much is that burden motivating them to vote out the offending pols in the 2018 Midterms? Upstream Ideas went to Glen Ellyn to see if voters could Follow the Logic.

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Say Goodbye To Your Home

For decades, politicians have refused to take responsibility for overpromising on government employee pension benefits and have tried to stick you with the bill instead. How many times have the same old people tried to tax their way out of this financial crisis? Now they are back again, asking for a statewide property tax to prop up the bankrupt pension system. Pat Hughes slams the proposed 1% statewide property tax in this week's Two Minute Warning. 

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WVON: Proft Discusses 1% Property Tax Cap Advisory Referendum

Dan Proft joined WVON's Petri Small to discuss Illinois Opportunity Project's effort to get a 1% Property Tax Cap Advisory Referendum on the 2018 Ballot. Learn more about the initiative at defendhomeowners.com.

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Democrats' Fake Reform

Lawmakers are trying to rush a budget at the end of special session, so House Democrats finally put forth a plan, which includes a property tax freeze. But the plan offers no real relief for struggling taxpayers. On this edition of Illinois Rising, Dan Proft and Pat Hughes break this down with WirePoints.com's Mark Glennon, and discuss what real property tax relief should look like. They also discuss the soon-to-be insolvent Chicago police pension, and waste throughout Chicago Public Schools, as well as financial recklessness at the county level.

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Revolt Or Bolt: Homeowners Expect 10% Tax Hike

The average homeowner in Chicago will see their property taxes increase by another 10%. Do you have to hate your money to buy in Chicago? How will you respond: revolt or bolt?  Dan & Amy discussed what you can do, other than move, with Cook Co. Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak. And Commissioner Patlak explained who we have to thank for this series of property tax hikes.

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A Death Warrant With A Temporary Stay Of The Execution

You pay the highest property taxes in the nation, but politicians want to temporarily freeze them at their unsustainably high rate. We know property taxes will spike again as soon as the freeze expires. For homeowners, it is a death warrant with a temporary stay of the execution. Pat Hughes explains in this week's Two Minute Warning.

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Responding To Madigan's Own Words

Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan gave a rare interview to WGN News in which he discussed his opposition to economic reforms, bragged about his relationship with failed former governors and pinned all the blame for the state's troubling economic condition on Gov. Bruce Rauner. On this edition of Illinois Rising, Dan Proft and Pat Hughes respond to Madigan's claims and correct the spin coming from the 17-term House Speaker.

Proft and Hughes also go in-depth on the possibility of Illinois going the way of Puerto Rico with CNBC analyst Jim Iuorio. And they discuss the need for real property tax reform with state Rep. Jeanne Ives, R-Wheaton. 

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Is A Property Tax Freeze A Bad Idea?

Is a property tax freeze a bad idea? What is the holistic solution to our property tax woes? How do we solve the underlying issues driving property taxes higher? Rick Reinbold, Mayor of the Village of Richton Park, joins Dan & Amy to discuss the recent column "Why a property tax freeze is a no good, very bad idea for Illinois towns."

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