VeteransSPRINGFIELD – Assistant Majority Leader Terry Link (D-Indian Creek) advanced legislation today to provide a property tax credit for surviving spouses of veterans killed or disabled in the line of duty.

“Our veterans and their families have dedicated their professions and their lives to serving our country and the ideals we hold high,” Link said. “As a state, it is important we recognize that sacrifice and ensure we acknowledge the importance their service continues to play,” Link said.

Link’s Senate Bill 110 expands the Disabled Veterans’ Standard Homestead Exemption, providing property tax relief to veterans with service-connected disabilities. The legislation addresses oversights of a 2007 law by adding qualifying spouses to the property tax credit program.

Link’s proposal seeks to clarify eligibility to include the spouses of veterans killed or disabled in the line of duty prior to 2007.

Link passed a similar proposal out of the Senate in 2017 that was not called for a vote in the Illinois House.

Senate Bill 110 passed the Senate without opposition this afternoon and will now head to the Illinois House for further debate.

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