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WREX Digs Into the Effect Of ‘Delinquent’ Property Taxes on the Community

Topic: Investigative Reporting
Posted on 1/24/2020

Quincy Media’s NBC/CW affiliate WREX-TV Rockford, Ill., aired on November 12 – 14 “Delinquent,” a three-part investigative series focusing on the effect of mounting local property taxes. The series dug into the burden of property taxes on homeowners in Winnebago County, which maintains one of highest property tax rates in the country. Each part focused on a different issue, such as the cost of unpaid property tax, how businesses are fighting for lowered rates and the impact of tax incentives on the community.

The station continued the discussion on November 18 with a town hall featuring members of the community, city officials and area business and economic development leaders. Evening news anchors Kristin Crowley and James Stratton moderated the panel discussion.

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