Property Taxes Rep. Brady: 'Very Difficult' Job Awaits New Property Tax Task Force By Ryan Denham • Sep 2, 2019 Carleigh Gray / WGLT As voters start to consider whether to replace Illinois’ flat income tax with a progressive-rate model, lawmakers are starting their work to overhaul the state’s property tax system too. Unit 5 Finance Committee Takes On Growing Structural Deficit By Mary Cullen • Jun 19, 2019 Staff / WGLT The Unit 5 Finance Committee met Wednesday night for preliminary discussions on how to address the district’s growing education fund deficit. Heartland Community College Board Members Address Business Needs, Property Tax Concerns By Charlie Schlenker • Mar 28, 2019 Amy Niebur / WGLT Two candidates for a seat on the Heartland Community College Board both said they want to be careful to keep property taxes as low as possible, as did a third who is running uncontested. Unit 5 Incumbents Guaranteed Re-election Talk Priorities By Mary Cullen • Mar 20, 2019 Mary Cullen / WGLT With six of seven Unit 5 school board seats up for election this year, there are four current members guaranteed to remain seated. Unit 5 Advisory Committee On Subs Recommends Pay Raise By Breanna Grow • Dec 13, 2018 Breanna Grow / WGLT It looks like substitute teachers in Unit 5 will get the pay raise they’ve been asking for. Eastland Mall Value Drop May Erase Tax Cut In District 87 By Eric Stock • Dec 12, 2018 Eric Stock / WGLT Eastland Mall’s big drop in its property tax bill could wipe out any tax cut that property owners in District 87 might have been getting. Normal To Seek Public Input On Community Development Spending; Property Tax Levy Approved By Breanna Grow • Dec 3, 2018 Cindy Le / WGLT The Town of Normal has a new plan in place to get more residents’ input on Community Development Block Grant spending. Bloomington Makes Police Body Cameras A Permanent Fixture By Breanna Grow • Nov 26, 2018 Jeff Chiu / AP Bloomington has joined the growing number of U.S. communities using police body cameras. Bloomington Ready To Buy Police Body Cameras By Eric Stock • Nov 26, 2018 City of Bloomington Bloomington police officers will soon have body cameras as part of their work attire if the city council follows through with plans to buy them on Monday night. Unit 5 Considering Student Information System, Tax Levy By Breanna Grow • Nov 15, 2018 Breanna Grow / WGLT Unit 5 is looking to replace its current student information system with a new platform district officials say will make life easier for students, parents and teachers. Staff Cuts Halt Property Tax Pressure In Normal For Now By Charlie Schlenker • Nov 2, 2018 Staff / WGLT The proposed tax levy for the town of Normal could lower the property tax rate by about 1 percent. Town staff have suggested the dollar value of the levy stay the same from last year at nearly $13 million. District 87 Projects Stable Tax Rate By Eric Stock • Oct 25, 2018 Colleen Reynolds / WGLT District 87 plans to inch its tax levy upward this year, projecting a rosy outlook for property growth in the community. Township, Library Boards Left With Questions on Student Apartment Tax Deals By Ryan Denham • Mar 12, 2018 Cindy Le / WGLT Agreements that ended a long-running property tax dispute involving student apartments and Unit 5 schools have left other taxing bodies with lots of questions. Student Apartments Are Ground Zero For Latest Property Tax Bout By Ryan Denham • Nov 29, 2017 Cindy Le / WGLT It’s not just new businesses like Brandt Industries that are looking to cut their property tax bill.