Property tax dispute headed to the Supreme Court

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COLES COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — A property tax dispute is headed to the Supreme Court.

A lawsuit accusing Coles County of disproportionately taxing business owners in order to fund the Mattoon School District was dismissed for the second time in October.

A federal appeals court struck it down.

Now, the lawyer for the concerned taxpayers of Coles County has filed an appeal with the Supreme Court.

Whether the court decides to hear the case is up to the justices and their clerks.

This all started two years ago when commercial and industrial properties were reassessed for taxing purposes for the first time in 16 years.

The taxpayer group is also behind another lawsuit claiming the county’s hiring of the appraiser was illegal and that the new property values should be voided.

A hearing on that case hasn’t been scheduled yet. 
 

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