The progressive tax versus flat tax debate is raging on — if Illinois moves towards a progressive tax system, where taxes vary based on income, counties with higher median incomes will probably have a lot to say.

Here are the nine counties in Illinois with the highest median household incomes, according to the 2012 census. Under a progressive tax system, people living in these counties would likely be paying more in taxes.

Highest median incomes in Illinois

 

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Illinois counties with the highest median incomes

1. Kendall County

Median household income: $83,835

2. Lake County

Median household income: $79,085

3. DuPage County

Median household income: $78,538

4. McHenry County

Median household income: $77,325

5. Will County

Median household income: $76,352

6. Monroe County

Median household income: $71,033

7. Kane County

Median household income: $68,674

8. Woodford County

Median household income: $68,552

9. Grundy County

Median household income: $63,840

 

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