By: Diane Benjamin
WGLT story on Unit 5 property taxes: https://www.wglt.org/local-news/2023-11-16/unit-5-proposes-151m-tax-levy-but-plans-to-lower-tax-rate
Your property taxes are going up because Unit 5 needs the money. Below is a quote showing the mentality of the people you elected:
People buy homes to live in. It doesn’t matter how much more your house is worth if you aren’t planning to sell it. High interest rates mean you probably aren’t selling just to move to another house here. Your elected officials think you should celebrate paying more because your house is worth more. When you hear the tax rate is going down it doesn’t mean your taxes are going down. Read the story, you will be paying more.
I don’t know whether to believe anything in this story because of this:
Did Unit 5 provide that information or did WGLT use 13,200 on their own? In 2018 the enrollment was 13,346. That number is directly from the State of Illinois website: https://blnnews.com/2022/03/04/unit-5-enrollment-is-decreasing/
I know math is a challenge at Unit 5, but who is pretending enrollment isn’t going down while Unit 5 continually needs more money? Everybody realize 13,346 is more than 13,200? Just checking.
What else isn’t correct in the WGLT story?