Illinois REALTORS® is working to defeat referenda to establish home rule in Beach Park, Lemont, Prospect Heights, Winthrop Harbor and Zion on Nov. 6.

REALTORS® have educated registered voters in these communities about the potential consequences of home rule. When misused, home rule:

  • increases a community’s debt,
  • raises property taxes without voter approval,
  • adds regulations, red tape and fees to real estate transactions, and
  • adds inspections and fees.

Illinois REALTORS® is the only advocate for private property rights on the local and state levels, and the association works with government officials and community members to reduce negative impacts on real estate.

Illinois’ general election is Nov. 6.