By the numbers

Here’s a look at some key figures from an analysis of the property tax rates of 84 suburban school districts in six counties.

83: Number of school districts where rates increased this year

1: Number of school districts where rates decreased this year, in Diamond Lake District 76

10 percent: Average tax rate increase

2.7 percent: Amount school districts could increase their tax levy this year, based on federal inflation rate

20 percent: Highest tax rate increase, for Kane County property owners in Huntley Unit District 158

4.3 percent: Lowest tax rate increase, for property owners in Batavia Unit District 101

Source: Daily Herald analysis of county clerks’ tax extension data

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