Taxpayers in Zion need relief from oppressively high property taxes. At an annual rate of 4.11% of their home value, Taxpayers in Zion pay the highest combined property taxes in Lake County by a wide margin - 23 percent higher than the next closest community.
High property hurts homeowners trying to make ends meet and discourages economic investment and job creation from businesses.
According to the Tax Foundation, the average effective property tax rate nationwide is only 1.1%. This means Zion taxpayers are paying a property tax rate 273% higher than the national average.
Local governments in Illinois traditionally raise the annual property tax levies away from the prying eyes of taxpayers in late November and December when families are busy planning for the holidays and wrapping up the year financially.
The first step in battling oppressively high property taxes is to make sure the problem doesn’t get any worse.
All local governments in Zion need to freeze or lower their property tax levy for taxes paid in 2022. Send a message to local legislators in the following districts to freeze or lower property taxes in the Zion area.