Khouri calls Villa 'out of touch' for failing to discuss property taxes, other issues
Tonia Khouri, 49th District candidate for the Illinois House of Representatives, believes pension reform is key to lowering property taxes.
“The No. 1 issue people in the 49th District care about are high property taxes,” she said a video on Facebook. “That’s why, as your state representative, my main focus will be to lower our property taxes. But we will never have a balanced budget or lower our property taxes without real pension reform.”
Instead of discussing those issues, Khouri said her Democratic opponent, Karina Villa, has mailed false attack ads against her with campaign funds donated by House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago).
"Look, if there’s a candidate out there not talking about property taxes, or worse, talking about raising property taxes, like my opponent is, they are woefully, woefully out of touch with the district," Khouri said.
In a post on her campaign website, Khouri, who also serves on the DuPage County board, discussed the board’s recent decision to pursue action against Sterigenics, a company that allegedly released toxic chemicals near the Willowbrook neighborhood
“Sterigenics must not be allowed to continue operating under the current permit,” she said. “We must take whatever legal action is necessary to ensure the health and safety of the public and workers at the plant.”
The 49th District includes the cities of Aurora, Batavia, Elgin, Geneva, Naperville, St. Charles, Warrenville and West Chicago.