BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – Leading by example to put Illinois back on track, state Rep. Daniel Didech, D-Buffalo Grove, rejecting a legislative pay raise included in the state budget and will be donating the extra money to local charities.
“We did a lot of good work to move our state forward this session, but legislators should not receive a pay raise when people in the state are still struggling,” said Didech. “Our property tax system is still broken. People in my community are still worried about losing their houses or losing their savings. I’m going to be donating my pay raise until those problems are addressed.”
In continuation of a tradition of leading by example that Didech began as Vernon Township Supervisor, he will be donating the extra salary he receives through a cost of living adjustment back to local charitable causes in the district. Didech also passed a measure, Senate Bill 39, to create the Illinois Property Tax Relief Fund in an effort to pass additional saving onto local homeowners by providing a mechanism for the state to directly reduce local property tax bills.
“The hardworking people of our community deserve property tax relief before legislators receive a raise,” said Didech. “I’m fighting for my property tax relief ideas to put extra money in the pocketbooks of people in my community.”