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Highland Park News
Illinois' highest-in-the-nation property taxes are eroding home equity and depressing home values across the state. This report is part of a Lake County Gazette series on recent home sales that demonstrate the consequences.
Over the last four years, 863 individual donors living in Highland Park gave $6,886,518.32 to political candidates, according to a Lake County Gazette analysis of state campaign finance data.
The impact of outmigration and high property taxes on Illinois’ future are key reasons Lake Bluff attorney Rick Lesser said he decided to run for a 58th District House seat.
Homeowners in Zion, where the median sale price was $116,603 for homes sold between January and June, pay median property taxes of nearly $5,000 – or 4.28 percent of their home value, according to a Blockshopper.com analysis of real estate sales data for the first six months of 2018.