House Democrats from Lake County receive personalized letters asking them to stand up on property tax freeze
Lake County Democrats in the House Carol Sente (D-Vernon Hills), Sam Yingling (D-Grayslake), Scott Drury (D-Highwood) and Rita Mayfield (D-Waukegan) recently received letters from the Illinois Republican Party, drawing their attention to the permanent property tax freeze they voted for in January and calling for action on property tax relief now.
The letter was written from the perspective of the bill, House Bill 6630, and criticized the recipient for considering the bill part of an "extreme right-wing agenda."
"It's me, H.B. 6630. I know you've been working with a lot of other bills lately (everything except a balanced budget it seems), but I just wanted you to remember me," the letter begins.
This tax freeze bill died in the Senate, and the current proposed freeze from the Democrats has "major gaps," according to an Illinois GOP press release.
"When you voted for me, it meant something? Right?" the letter states. "If it did, please stand up for me."
The other House Democrats that received the letter are John D'Amico, Fred Crespo, Deb Conroy, Marty Moylan, Michelle Mussman, Natalie Manley, Sue Scherer, Dan Beiser, Jerry Costello, Brandon Phelps, Jaime Andrade Jr., Luis Arroyo, Linda Chapa LaVia, Sara Feigenholtz, Mary Flowers, Elizabeth Hernandez, Jay Hoffman, Camille Lilly, Silvana Tabares, Litesa Wallace, Ann Williams, Kathleen Willis and Speaker Mike Madigan.