Addressing property tax reform in Illinois is the reason Madison County Board Chairman Alan Dunstan says he is asking the board to place two advisory referendums on the November ballot. One would change the way you are notified of a Truth in Taxation hearing.
A Truth in Taxation hearing is held when a taxing body plans to increase its levy by more than 5% over the previous year. Dunstan tells The Big Z the only method of notification currently required is for that body to take out a notice in the local newspaper.
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The other question he would like to see on the ballot this fall addresses state funding support for education and a permanent reduction in property taxes. He says the state constitution says the state should be the primary funding source for education in Illinois, but the state is only paying about 28% currently.