Fixing Illinois' corrupt property tax system

It is a sad irony that the system that is most antiquated, most corrupt and most insulated from the will of the people is also the system that funds our most cherished institutions. Schools, parks, hospitals, roadways, flood districts, police and fire departments, libraries, village and town governments, special TIF projects and other community development programs, community colleges, mosquito abatement districts, forest preserves, public transportation - basically all of the institutions that directly impact our everyday lives all draw funding from local property taxes. At the same time, the system of assessing, collecting and distributing property taxes is unfair, inefficient, opaque and