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Kendall County Property Tax Revolt

Are your property taxes killing you? Help fight back!

Did you know that Kendall County is the 24th highest property taxed county (out of over 3000) in the nation? Did you know that most counties on the East Coast are lower than Kendall County? Did you know there isn't even one county in California that is higher than we are? If that doesn't frost your cookies - I'm not sure what will!

Illinois is the 7th highest property taxed state in the union and Kendall County is the 24th highest taxed county in the entire United States. (See this document on the Tax Foundation's website for county rankings based on a three-year average of owner-occupied housing taxes from 2007-2009. See this article on 24/7 Wall St. Wire for the state rankings.)

Can we stop this and reverse it? Make 2012 the year we begin! Let's begin educating taxpayers on property taxes.

Our first event is June 1, 2012 from 12:00 pm until 8:00 pm in . Join us for 15 minutes or for the entire day. We will be handing out information to help you prepare to protest your property taxes.

It is time you help yourself and your fellow neighbors fight to keep your hard-earned money. You are not alone. Together, we can reverse this trend.

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Got duped September 01, 2012 at 01:18 PM
Does anyone (Mark Johnson maybe?:) want to let us know the outcome of their property tax appeals. I personally got screwed by the Bristol Township assessor, Raymond Warclaw, because I advised my neighborhood to contact him to discuss how he determined his assessed value!! I thought it was funny how there was no exact science to any of his answers. Anyways, majority of my neighbors appealed and received huge reductions but of course mine only went down $4k in assessed value!! Go figure... I am currently waiting to hear back from State Appeal board which will probably take another year!! So I will be stuck paying almost $10k in property taxes for a home that is only worth $220k on a good month!! BTW, did everyone enjoy the 10% tax rate this year?!! Wonder what it will be next year, I'm thinking 12%
Got duped September 01, 2012 at 01:26 PM
Almost forgot, I found it very disturbing that Raymond Warclaw was on VACATION almost right after the reassessments were mailed. During the 30 days in which you had to obtain information (comps) from his office to help file your appeal, he was gone for 2 weeks during that time! So if you had a question it couldn't be answered because his underlings did not have the authority or the knowledge!! Pretty slick
Ronan September 01, 2012 at 02:05 PM
Is it too late this year for me to get the ball rolling on fighting the assessment ? What are my first steps?
Got duped September 01, 2012 at 03:01 PM
Ronan, it is too late for this year but when you get next years tax bill in the mail or a reassessment letter you have 30 days from the date it was postmarked to file a dispute. Go to the kendall county website for the process.
Patricia Carey May 01, 2014 at 09:37 PM
Just got my tax bill this year-outraged that Kendall County just upped the tax rate to almost 12%. The value of my home keeps plummeting and the tax rate keeps going up. It is about time we gather together and protest this in Springfield and our local communities with our law makers to stop them taxing us out of our homes. There are more foreclosures in my area and I see they just increase the tax rate to provide for our public officials pensions and benefits etc. There has to be cuts cuts cuts for services, pensions and benefits etc. This state and country can no longer sustain this way of supporting benefits for our public officials unions etc. We all have to pay a more equitable amount of our salaries for these. What is going to be done? I am livid!!!

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