DuPage County property owners again pay higher taxes on land that’s worth less than it used to be

DuPage’s average tax rate for the county’s 384 taxing bodies increased 9.36 percent.

Meanwhile, the overall value of land in DuPage — the other half of the tax equation — fell last year by 5.4 percent, to roughly $32.7 billion.

As a result, property owners across DuPage are going to pay an average of 3.96 percent more on their tax bills, which are due in equal installments in June and September.

“You are paying more because your districts asked for more (tax money),” County Clerk Gary King said. Taxes up, property values down in DuPage County

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