By Jake Griffin
Two properties that house Harvest Bible Chapel congregations are under scrutiny after their tax exemptions were called into question.
The owners of the Highland Park building that is home to the church’s Deerfield Road campus are already on the hook for more than $500,000 in property taxes after Lake County assessment officials learned the property had erroneously received a tax exemption for the past five years. The tax bill includes three years of back taxes and the amount owed this year, county officials said.
Meanwhile, West Aurora Unit District 129 officials said they are seeking to have the state revoke the tax-exempt status for Harvest Bible Chapel’s Aurora church after learning the owner of the property is a for-profit limited liability corporation that rents the campus to the church.
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