The Illinois Republican Party is trying to make political hay out of today's holiday, saying Democrats' plans for dealing with the state's rising pension costs are scary.
From a statement:
Be safe this Halloween. Observe your local ordinances regarding Trick-or-Treating hours, and above all, be on the alert for Democrats who may try to trick you with more debt, higher taxes, more wasteful spending and sucking the blood (money) out of suburban taxpayers with their plan to shift their pension mistakes on suburban homeowners who already pay some of the highest tax rates in the country.
North and northwest suburban homeowners do pay a lot of property taxes compared to other areas of the state. But they don't always pay the highest rates in Illinois.
The poorest districts in Illinois tend to pay the highest rates. These things vary widely.
There's even a Illinois Supreme Court case brewing about that.