Chicago residents are not trying to hear about a raise on their property taxes at all. A recent online survey showed very clearly the results of how Chicagoans feel about where they want their money to go and it is certainly not on property taxes. The survey was conducted in addition to the recent budget town hall meetings hosted by Mayor Lightfoot.
Unfortunately the city faces a nearly $1 billion deficit for next year and it seems like some sort of taxes are inevitable, however residents would rather see taxes placed on ride-sharing services, cigarettes and alcohol. The survey, which was taken between August 16th and October 3rd, generated more than 7,300 responses from residents in all ZIP Codes.
I'm not sure what will be taxed, but something has got to be taxed to help fill that gaping hole in the budget. Ouch.