Helping seniors through property tax relief

As costs for medicine, healthcare, transportation and food continues to rise, State Representative Barbara Wheeler (R-Crystal Lake) is taking steps to help protect seniors from increases in property taxes.

Wheeler has signed on as a co-sponsor of House Bill 4209, which would increase the maximum income threshold for the Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption by $5,000.

“Most seniors are on fixed incomes,” said Wheeler. “All around them the costs associated with the necessities of life are increasing, and I’m hearing from many who are at risk of losing their homes due to ongoing hikes in property taxes.” Read the rest of the story.