A column in the Daily Southtown Star asks if property taxes have become so toxic that they are playing driving role in people leaving the state.
Austin Berg with the Illinois Policy Institute writes in the column about one family. According to Pardess Mitchell:
“It’s getting to the point where not only my family but our neighbors have to make a decision: Can we afford to have our kids play football? To do swim club? I put money aside each month for college for my kids and we’re having to dip into that.”
The article keys in a a recent Paul Simon Policy Institute survey that showed that nearly half of those surveyed said they would leave the state if they could.