Winger’s Property Tax Seminar Brings out Full Crowd

State Representative Christine Winger recently held a property tax seminar to help area residents better understand the property tax assessment and appeal process.

Winger’s educational event was free and open to the public, and drew a large crowd of over 100 people that filled the room to capacity. Bloomingdale Township Tax Assessor John Dabrowski gave a detailed presentation to the group, while Mike Musson, the Wayne Township Tax Assessor, and local assessors were also on hand to assist with specific questions.

“The state of Illinois has the highest property taxes in the country,” said Winger. This event was about giving the tax payers all the information they need to understand the often frustrating tax process, and help them learn how to appeal their tax assessment should they find it unfair. This event was so popular, we were at capacity, and I was happy to provide such a necessary and needed resource to our residents.”

Winger was motivated to host this property tax event to make the property tax process easier for area residents—and arm them with the information and facts needed to make this process understandable and easy to navigate. “As a State Representative, I have worked hard to advocate on behalf of taxpayers, and want to be here for them to give them any help they need to bring greater clarity to local property taxes,” said Winger.

Rep. Winger is the Chief sponsor of several bills that would provide much needed property tax relief to Illinois residents and last week voted in favor of a property tax freeze, House Bill 696.