Kessem posts flier reaffirming her stance on taxes, opposition to housing project
Ammie Kessem is urging voters in the 19th House District to voice their opposition to a housing project on Northwest Highway by voting for her in her race against Rep. Robert Martwick (D-Chicago).
Kessem recently took to Facebook to post an “Illinois, we need to live within our means” themed campaign flier in which she urged, “protect our neighborhood by saying no to extreme density plans like the 5150 N. Northwest Highway housing project.”
Kessem also reminded voters that she firmly stands behind a plan to lower state income taxes to a flat rate of 3 percent and a hard cap of 1 percent on property taxes, and she maintains a pro-union stance that favors workers.
Kessem previously told the North Cook News the combination of property taxes, income taxes, gas taxes and other incidental taxes rate as the most important issues to the people of her district.
“Taxes are too high and are only going up,” she added. “People are fleeing this state for relief in other states.”
A recent analysis by the Illinois Policy Institute confirmed many of Kessem’s contentions.
Researchers found from July 2016 to July 2017, nearly 115,000 residents left Illinois for other states; and over the past seven years, that number is almost 643,000, with the state's decline in population coming at the same time neighboring states are experiencing population growth.
The 19th House District includes parts of Chicago's Northwest Side as well as Norridge and Harwood Heights.