Yingling Bill to Freeze Property Taxes Clears in House

GRAYSLAKE, Ill. – State Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, built upon his long established tax cutting record when legislation he sponsored to freeze local real estate taxes passed in the Illinois House of Representatives last week.

“For far too long, local residents have had to foot the bill for years of poor fiscal stewardship at the hands of their local and state government," Yingling said. “Working families need every break they can get right now. This measure will freeze the amount of tax local governmental bodies can levy every year and put more money back into Illinoisans’ pockets.”

Yingling is the lead sponsor on House Bill 696. The measure would prevent local taxing bodies in non-home rule communities from maximizing their taxable levies by freezing the current rates. House Bill 696 passed with overwhelming bi-partisan support and awaits consideration in the state Senate.

“From my time in township government where I balanced the township’s budget while cutting property taxes to my current role as a state representative, I believe in being a stalwart fighter for streamline government and lower property taxes. It is time for the government to live within its means, and I remain committed to ensuring that it does,” Yingling added.

Yingling represents the 62nd District, which contains portions of Gages Lake, Grayslake, Gurnee, Hainesville, the Round Lake communities, Wauconda and Wildwood.