Editor's note: This is Part One of a three part series on property taxes. Part I focuses on where we are, Part II on comparisons and Part III will focus on issues and controversies.
These two words alone are enough to take the blood of many a property owner to the boiling point.
The reason why is no secret. Throughout much of the country - Madison County and Illinois included - property taxes have been on an unrelenting, one-way course to ever-higher levels.
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