Where Do Your Winnetka IL Property Taxes Go?

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Where do Your Winnetka Property Taxes Go?


For what we pay locally in property taxes, I think it’s wise to understand how they are divvied up. In the North Shore communities of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Northfield, and Glencoe, it’s understood that a large percentage goes to the schools. That’s why many of us moved here.  Supporting a strong educational system is good for our children as well as our resale values.


The Village of Winnetka will be having a public budget meeting on October 29 and they posted this image which shows precisely how the taxes are spent:


We can see that education spending - covering elementary schools and New Trier High School, account for 64.7% of every tax dollar paid. Beyond that, the Village, the Park District, The Water and Reclamation District, and Cook County together get 28.72%. The mysterious “other” accounts for the balance of 6.59%.


If you’d like to attend the meeting and offer input, it will be held at the Village Hall, 510 Green Bay Road on October on October 29 at 8:30am.



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Margaret Goss is a full-time real estate broker since 1998 working in the North Shore communities of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, Northfield, Glenview, and Evanston.

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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is very good information to share with area residents.

Oct 27, 2019 03:47 PM #1
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Margaret - so many(prospective as well as existing) property owners may be confused about property taxes.  Those who want to know more are well-advised to see this post and, of course, contact you for additional information.  The value of local Winnetka area real estate knowledge is important.  

Oct 27, 2019 04:04 PM #2
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Margaret. Interesting breakdown of the tax dollar in your town. Enjoy your day!

Oct 28, 2019 05:05 AM #3
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