Question: McLean County property tax bills are out for another year. The median value of a home in McLean County is $161,800 and the average annual property tax bill is $3,662. Do you know the three lowest and three highest counties in Illinois in terms of property taxes owed and how much the counties that surround McLean County pay?
Answer: The three lowest paying property-tax counties in Illinois, according to Smart Asset, a financial company, are all deep in Southern Illinois: Hardin County (median property tax bill: $575), Pulaski ($651) and Alexander ($728). The three highest paying counties are Chicago collar counties: Lake ($6,997), DuPage ($6,375) and Kendall ($6,163). Other counties in Central Illinois, besides McLean and its $3,662 median: Champaign, $3,307; Woodford, $3,306; Peoria, $2,847; Tazewell, $2,783; Sangamon, $2,657; Livingston, $2,641; Ford, $2,032; Logan, $1,900 and DeWitt, $1,792.