Jack Franks spotlights Illinois’ property tax devastation on last day in House

Illinois Review

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

SPRINGFIELD – As one of his final House floor speeches before ending his term as state representative, Tuesday, Democrat Jack Franks of McHenry pled with his House colleagues to pass a bill he co-sponsored that would institute a statewide permanent property tax freeze.

Franks said Illinois’ property taxes had become so burdensome that seniors could no longer afford to live close to their children, making the situation “anti-family.”

The bill passed the House, but the 99th General Assembly adjourned before it was heard in the Senate.