County Board passes budget with no increase in levy

News and updates from Sandy

I’m really pleased to report that last week, my colleagues and I unanimously passed the 2020 budget with a flat tax levy-a first in at least 20 years. This means that most homeowners will experience a very slight reduction in the County portion in upcoming property tax bills.

Under Illinois law, the Board could have chosen to raise the levy to account for new property growth and to increase the levy up to the federal CPI, but we chose to do neither in order to ease the burden on Lake County property owners.

Read more about this the budget and other news in my November newsletter.