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The main complaint we hear when discussing issues with neighbors and friends is rising taxes.  Here in Illinois we have some of the highest property taxes of any of the 50 states.  While Kane County controls less than 1/10th of your local property tax bill, we continue to do everything within our power to minimize the burden placed on our residents.  When reviewing my tax bill, our family pays combined $400 annually to the County and Forest Preserve.  What programs are funded with my $400?  Here are just a few:

  • The Office of the Sheriff and County Jail
  • Kane County Court Systems including the Office of the State's Attorney and Public Defender
  • Public Health and Animal Control
  • Kane County Department of Transportation
  • Kane County Zoning and Development - Storm water remediation
  • Kane County Recycling and Preservation Efforts
  • Forest Preserves and County Campgrounds

Despite lifting the freeze to capture new construction, the average Kane County tax payer will not see an increase in the County or Forest Preserve portions of their tax bill.  To the contrary, your aggregate tax bill from our two departments will actually decrease in the coming year with the proposed 2017 budget.  We have been able to reduce our debts by refinancing current bonds, and will be restructuring our pension obligation to fully fund the system while saving millions of dollars. 


November Meetings

Below are all County Board Committee meetings scheduled for June and July of which Kurt is a member:

  • 11/02/2016 8:30 AM -  Legal Affairs & Claims
  • 11/02/2016 9:00 AM  - Executive 
  • 11/08/2016 9:00 AM -  Forest Preserve
  • 11/08/2016 9:45 AM -  County Board
  • 11/10/2016 9:00 AM -  Judicial and Public Safety
  • 11/15/2016 9:00 AM -  Transportation
  • 11/15/2016 10:30 AM - Development
  • 11/22/2016 4:00 PM -  Committee of the Whole