When I, a County Board member, was waging the battle against rising property taxes, I approached Pat McCarthy, then head of the Realtor Board, and asked him to join in the fight. He declined. I learned recently that some time back, Governor Rauner visited Mr. McCarthy at McCarthy's home, as McCarthy has NOW complained about how high property taxes were driving people out of Peoria.
Pat McCarthy lives next door to me yet did not invite me to attend this meeting. McCarthy apparently is claiming to lead the fight against higher property taxes.
My wife and I have agreed that Pat McCarthy; will not sell our home when it goes on the market.