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COLLABORATIONS BETWEEN CHICAGO AND COOK COUNTY

COLLABORATIONS BETWEEN CHICAGO AND COOK COUNTY SAVED MILLIONS. THERE’S STILL ROOM FOR MORE

By: Rachel L. Leven

Cook County began its 2018 budget hearings facing a $200 million budget hole. Meanwhile, the City of Chicago is staring down the tunnel towards major pension payments and Cook County’s own pensions aren’t on steady ground. In 2011, newly elected […]

Chicago Property Tax Increase

City of Chicago Tax Increase

Amazon Incentive Package

Chicago entices Amazon

Cook County Exemptions Increase

A benefit to homeowners.

City of Chicago attempts to attract Amazon Headquarters

Chicago Tribune Article re Amazon

Lake County, Indiana

Large Assessment Increases in St. John Township

Homeowner’s Appeal Process Streamlined

A plan by State Sen. Julie Morrison (D-29th) to streamline the property tax assessment appeal process was signed into law by the governor.

“The property tax assessment appeal process is often difficult to navigate for many homeowners,” Morrison said. “With property taxes continuing to be a financial burden for families, it is important we do everything […]

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Candidate for governor continues to attack property tax system

“The root of all evil in this state is how we underfund our schools,” Kennedy said. “We have terrible educational outcomes.”

He said that “every state with good outcomes” pays for education at the state level, while property taxes pay most educational costs in Illinois.

He said the system is “damning the next generation of Illinoisans, where […]

The effect of new downtown Evanston projects on the tax base

Downtown Evanston projects