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From WGN:

Republican state Rep. David McSweeney of Barrington Hills chimes in on the spin hotline to tell us why he opposes the taxes increase that came with the state budget, as well as GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner’s new strategic direction with a series of second-floor staff shakeups.

You can listen to the interview here.
In a recent Committee of the Whole, State Representative David McSweeney questioned local representatives on implementing property tax reform:


From the NW Herald:

House Bill 350, which passed the Illinois House on a 108-0 vote Friday, would allow for the forfeiture of survivor benefits for anyone convicted of a felony related to the service of any public employee. The bill was filed last month by state Rep. David McSweeney, R-Barrington Hills, with the convening of the new General Assembly.

The bill now heads to the Illinois Senate for consideration.

Melodie Gliniewicz faces felony charges of money laundering, conspiracy and misusing charitable funds relating to the now-disbanded Police Explorers youth program run by her late husband, Fox Lake Lt. Joseph Gliniewicz.
Property taxes are hurting Illinois families and each day that goes by without tax relief, the worse this problem becomes. Everywhere that I go in my district, people tell me that high property taxes are forcing them to think about leaving the state. We have to stop the exodus from Illinois.

We not only need to freeze property tax levies, we need to cut them. Taxpayers simply cannot afford to pay ever-escalating property taxes.

My constituents are also worried about the massive tax increase being considered by the Illinois State Senate that liberal Democrats and some Republicans are promoting. The Senate tax increase bill would increase both the personal and corporate income tax rates by 33% and impose a massive new job-killing tax on small businesses. In Springfield and at the local level, we need to cut spending – not raise taxes!

Recently, I filed House Bill 1768, which would require most units of government to cut property tax levies by 10 percent over two years and then permanently freeze property tax levies at the reduced level. School districts and community colleges would be immediately required to permanently freeze their property tax levies. The only way that property taxes could be increased is by a local voter referendum.

Read Rep. McSweeney's full editorial at the NW Herald