October 12, 2018 Press Releases


Illinois Congressional Delegation Asks Rauner to Help Soften the Blow of Peter Roskam’s Tax Law

(Downers Grove, IL) October 12, 2018 – This week, the majority of the Illinois Congressional Delegation sent a letter to Governor Rauner urging him to “mitigate the disastrous impact the Republican tax bill will have on Illinoisans.” Illinois Sixth District Democratic Candidate for Congress Sean Casten released the following statement:

“Members of his own congressional delegation understand what Peter Roskam refuses to: that his tax giveaway to corporations and the wealthiest one percent will have a devastating impact on local homeowners by adding a federal tax on top what they already pay in state and local property taxes. It’s hard to imagine why our Congressman would author and vote for a tax bill that punishes thousands of his own constituents – unless his real priority is enriching the corporate PACs that are giving millions of dollars to his campaign.”

Recently-released IRS numbers covering the 2016 tax year show that residents of Lake, DuPage, Cook, Kane, and McHenry Counties had the highest average SALT deductions in Illinois – ranging from $18,369 in Lake County to $11,780 in McHenry.

Following is a chart showing the number and percentage of taxpayers in each of the five counties in the 6th Congressional District who claimed the SALT deduction in 2016, and the average amount they deducted.


IRS Statistics of Income County Data: https://www.irs.gov/statistics/soi-tax-stats-county-data-2016