High taxes – People leave!

By:  Diane Benjamin Attn:  Bloomington Budget Task Force, McLean County Board, and Normal City Council Illinois has the second highest property tax bills in the country!  https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-homeowners-pay-the-second-highest-property-taxes-in-the-u-s/ People are leaving both Bloomington and Normal:  https://d2dv7hze646xr.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Population_Change_JobsGrowth.png Just because you have some project you want to do doesn’t mean you can raise taxes to do it., If […]

Illinois Property Taxes: Danger Danger!

  Illinois Now Has the Second-Highest Property Taxes in the Nation In the last decade, the state has been climbing the charts—and could pass New Jersey this year. BY DENNIS RODKIN PUBLISHED JAN. 2, 2014   With all the snow this week and the brutal cold forecast for Chicago next week, it’s no wonder so […]

Our taxes vrs others

by:  Diane Benjamin Since there are discussions about raising sales tax, it is worth comparing Bloomington – Normal to surrounding cities.  Then, since sales taxes aren’t the only taxes, let’s compare property taxes. Not only does a group of developers expect you to fund soccer fields and a Community Center, the local school districts are […]