Local property taxes would be frozen for two years under a measure approved Tuesday by the Illinois Senate. That's on Gov. Bruce Rauner's wish-list, but Republicans are still against the plan.
After a failed attempt last month, Democratic Senate President John Cullerton shepherded his proposal through.
How much money local governments could ask taxpayers for would be stuck for a couple years -- something Rauner, a Republican, insists happen before he'll negotiate with Democrats on the budget.
Cullerton characterizes the effort as a sort of olive branch.