Majority want property tax freeze, school funding change, Parkhurst survey reveals
Most residents in Illinois' 79th District want a property tax freeze and a change in the way schools are funded, according to the results of a survey sent out by Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst (R-Kankakee).
People living in Kankakee, Will and Grundy counties were asked to answer 11 questions, which Parkhurst said she hoped would provide a better idea of what residents wanted for the district and from her as their representative.
The survey was also available online.
Based on the results, 82 percent of residents approve of a property tax freeze, and 85 percent support changing the school funding method so it won't rely so heavily on property taxes. When it comes to legalizing marijuana, results were almost evenly split, with 51 percent saying they weren't against it.
When it comes to a minimum wage increase, 40 percent said they don't want one, 35 percent said they want to see it increased to $10 per hour, and 23 percent said they want it to go to $13 an hour.
The full results of the survey are below.