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Illinois Property Taxes are Second Highest

Illinois Tax Study

You know Illinois’ property taxes are sky-high.

 But ….

William DeShazer / Chicago Tribune

Joanne CleaverChicago Tribune

We’re No. 2!

But second place isn’t usually something to brag about — and certainly not when it comes to property taxes. Illinois residents pay the second-highest property taxes in the country (New Jersey has the highest), according to Attom Data Solutions, an Irvine, Calif.-based real estate data company.

The […]

Excessive Tax Collections

Daily Herald

Is hoarding reserves violating spirit of tax cap law?

Back in 1991, in response to runaway property taxes, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will counties were subjected to a new law that created hurdles to continued growth in tax rates.

The Property Tax Extension Limitation Law, better known as the property tax cap, allowed for modest […]

Cook County Assessor Race

Assessor Joseph Berrios has been defeated in his bid for a third term by Mr. Fritz Kaegi. It is expected that Kaegi will win the November 2018 general election. Congradulations to Mr. Kaegi.

Cook County Tax Incentive Changes

In a move to improve quality, the Cook County Board has approved an amendment to the tax incentives ordinance. The changes require the use of union-trained construction workers on all projects receiving a tax incentive and are effective September 1, 2018. 

Amazon tax incentives

An analysis of Amazon’s effect on the tax base from an Indiana perspective.

Cook County Treasurer Pappas announces the 2016 annual tax sale

Begins May 4, 2017

Cook County rescinds order extending the tax bill due date.

The Cook County Treasurer has rescinded her order of February 28, 2017; which extended the due date of the 1st Installment tax bills to March 2, 2018. The extension order was issued after the Chase Bank tax payment system failed on February 27, 2018. The failure lasted for a period of 36 hours. 

Cook County extends the deadline to pay property tax bills.

CHICAGO, February 28, 2018 — Due to a glitch in JPMorgan Chase’s online tax-payment system, the deadline will be extended to 11:59 p.m. on March 2 for anyone paying the first installment of their 2017 Cook County property tax online.

The bank is working around the clock and will restore service as soon as possible, and […]

California proposed property tax changes

Will affect commercial real estate.