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Cook County Treasurer announces tax bills will be due on August 1, 2018

The 2d Installment 2017 tax bills are available here.

Analysis of the 2017 Cook County Tax Rates

Analysis by Cook County Clerk David Orr

2017 Cook County Tax Rates Released

2017 Cook County Tax Rates Released

Date: June 20, 2018

Press Release

Real Estate and Tax

The 2017 property tax rates, calculated by the Cook County Clerk for more than 1,400 taxing agencies, were released today – the final step in the process before property tax bills are mailed. The full report can be found here.

For the first time, […]

A Happy Client

I have many happy clients but this is a first. Thank you

Cook County Multiplier increased to 2.9627

2017 multiplier released by the Illinois Department of Revenue

Illinois vs Indiana

Chicago Tribune Mock Indiana? Think again 

You’ve probably heard the joke about why trees in Illinois lean east — because Indiana sucks.

Trash-talking our neighbor, or several of them, is the standard response from defenders of Illinois’ embarrassing political status quo. Yes, Indiana has a funded, stable pension system. Yes, Indiana keeps local governments accountable with effective […]

Next generation being launched!

Congratulations to my son on his graduation from The  John Marshall Law School in Chicago. 

So long Karla

Today, we are losing one of our best and brightest. Karla Quiroga came here three years ago for what was supposed to be a gig to get her through the semester. Lucky for us she never left.
Karla just graduated from the University of Illinois / Chicago with a degree in finance and is now off […]

Regular reassessments may be coming to PA


Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago proposes an Illinois Special Property Tax

By: Mark Glennon*

Federal Reserve Bank of ChicagoAn audible gasp went out in the breakout room I was in at last month’s pension eventcosponsored by The Civic Federation and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. That was when a speaker from the Chicago Fed proposed levying, across the state and in addition to current property taxes, […]