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James Robert Thompson

Speak Out

I lived in Chicago most of my life but had to move out because of my employment. Driving 66 miles daily got to me, even when gasoline was cheap. Yearly, Mayor Richard Daley bragged that he wasn't raising the city property tax. But in the suburbs, my tax bill crept up and is now approaching $10,000 yearly. If my house was in the city, my bill probably would be around $4,000. City people don't have much to complain about, but $500 or so more yearly on a $250,000 house is outrageous. Years of sidestepping a property tax increase have cost Chicago dearly. They pushed everything down the road. It's caught up with them. The road has come to an end. This is the most incompetent...