Emanuel Budget to Hit Renters

By Bill Cameron, WLS News

(CHICAGO) On the day before the aldermen vote on the mayor’s bad-news budget, one group of opponents is talking about how the property tax increase will hit a group that’s been overlooked.

Landlords will pass the mayor’s big property tax increase onto renters. Diane Limas of Communities United says the working poor just can’t take this anymore.

“You ask us to do a little bit. You ask the working family, the working person, to do a little bit. We do it every year, every year, every year,” Limas said. “Well, now we’re at the point where the straw is going to break the camel’s back. We can’t do it anymore.”

One solution being suggested is for the mayor to reduce the size of his property tax hike by using more of the property tax surplus set aside for developers.

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