Chicago taxpayers aren’t getting the three things that matter most to city residents: a quality education for their children, safety for their families and good jobs. What’s worse, residents have to pay more than 30 city taxes worth more than $1,000 per household – for services that simply aren’t working.
The Illinois Policy Institute added up all the local taxes, fees and fines that Chicagoans pay to finance City Hall’s operations, including those from the city’s newly approved tax hikes, and compared the totals to Illinois’ other largest cities. When measured as a percentage of household income, Chicagoans now pay the highest effective tax rate in the state.
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