Since: Dec 09

Bolingbrook, IL

#1 May 9, 2013
Only a $480 increase on my latest tax bill. Seems like 365U needs a good overhaul. Section 8 is catching us all and now we must pay for it. Even though I love my home and the neighborhood, I wish I would have bought almost anywhere else.
Romeo

Bolingbrook, IL

#2 May 11, 2013
RomeoHitman wrote:
Only a $480 increase on my latest tax bill. Seems like 365U needs a good overhaul. Section 8 is catching us all and now we must pay for it. Even though I love my home and the neighborhood, I wish I would have bought almost anywhere else.
Agree.
Stuck in the Ghetto

Plainfield, IL

#3 May 11, 2013
Fun that our house is only worth $143K down from $275K and yet property taxes went up ($6K) while only $18 still a complete joke as we home school. School administration sucks the big hairy meatball. It does no good to go to these school board meetings since the Ijits think throwing more of our money at a black hole is going to magically make everything better - typical progressive thinking brought to you by those who offer Free Obamination phones to the air stealers of our society. Time to consider leaving the keys in the door for the bank - good luck on the collapse once the scumbag Madigan shifts the pension burden to the local districts - count on at least a 150% increase in property taxes. No wonder this state is shaped like a turd.
Time for some esplaining

Springfield, IL

#4 May 13, 2013
Valley View had the highest school district tax rate increase (14.6%!!!!) in Will County and is now the 3rd highest rate in Will County.....WHY?

http://romeoville.patch.com/articles/compare-...
No More BS

Bolingbrook, IL

#5 May 13, 2013
My favorite part is that all of the taxing bodies point fingers at each other for why your taxes are up. We all need to wake up to the fact that while housing values went down, the school districts and municipalities never tightened their belts, they just played game with the tax rates to make sure they got what they felt was theirs. Look around people, you have entrenched politicians who just want to make sure they maintain the status quo for themselves and those that line their pockets.

We need independent though going forward. Stop voting in the same people and the clowns they chose to run with them. We have to take back a system that should be representative of the people not a handful of bloated self serving fools.
Looking around

Bolingbrook, IL

#6 May 13, 2013
Time for some esplaining wrote:
Valley View had the highest school district tax rate increase (14.6%!!!!) in Will County and is now the 3rd highest rate in Will County.....WHY?
http://romeoville.patch.com/articles/compare-...
Its a poorly written article. The reporter failed to combine elementary and high school districts in other areas of the county where they are separate. If they had Valley View would actually be much lower on the list.
Looking around

Bolingbrook, IL

#7 May 13, 2013
No More BS wrote:
My favorite part is that all of the taxing bodies point fingers at each other for why your taxes are up. We all need to wake up to the fact that while housing values went down, the school districts and municipalities never tightened their belts, they just played game with the tax rates to make sure they got what they felt was theirs. Look around people, you have entrenched politicians who just want to make sure they maintain the status quo for themselves and those that line their pockets.
We need independent though going forward. Stop voting in the same people and the clowns they chose to run with them. We have to take back a system that should be representative of the people not a handful of bloated self serving fools.
Your bill for many of the local taxing bodies (including some School Districts and Municipalities) is down over the multi-year period since housing has declined. You must remember that these entities are spread over multiple townships and each township assessor sets their own criteria for how the home value is calculated. And each township is on different three year cycles for revaluation.

Just as importantly costs haven't gone down. They have gone up because a large portion of the costs are dictated by State and Federal mandates that the local officials have no say in. For instance health care costs have gone through the roof since the Federal Healthcare Law was passed. There is nothing the local can do about that. Maybe Washington should have thought about that first, but no they didn't. Also the state took away money for busing from School Districts so the costs for busing went up. There are about a dozen mandates each year that the state pushes onto school districts alone that can add up to hundreds of thousands if not millions a year. Just some food for thought.
just another citizen

Mokena, IL

#8 May 15, 2013
My taxes went down in romeoville. Its awesome 3 yrs straight they have went down

Since: Dec 09

Bolingbrook, IL

#9 May 18, 2013
just another citizen wrote:
My taxes went down in romeoville. Its awesome 3 yrs straight they have went down
Yea ok, they went down alright....down the tubes.

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