Crushed by Property Taxes? Betcha You Live in Northern Illinois

02/07/2014 04:31 pm ET | Updated Apr 09, 2014


If you're an Illinois resident with a high property tax bill, chances are strong you live in one of the collar counties surrounding Chicago. That's not an end-all-be-all statement, but based on data from, it's a pretty safe assumption.

We took the 25 counties with the highest median property taxes, according to, and ranked them in list form. We also mapped them out as well, and northeastern Illinois is solidly represented.

Just a note: This chart does not take into account the difference in median home prices between the counties. It's just a representation of the median property tax paid by residents of these counties, not the tax rate.