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Governor Rauner is proposing a property tax freeze.

Issues associated with a property tax freeze.

The Cause of Excessive Property Tax Bills

Opinion: The truth about your property tax bill

Written By: Austin Berg, INN Contributor
March 2, 2017

Illinoisans are struggling to pay the highest property taxes in the nation, and that’s largely due to unfair overspending in local governments.

But you wouldn’t know it by asking your local elected officials. Especially not now.

“Free money” that local governments get […]

Illinois disabled Vet exemption being abused

ST. CLAIR COUNTY, IL – Our investigation led us to lavish homes on golf courses and lakes, where homeowners pay no property taxes. We found it in Illinois, a place where homeowners usually pay the highest property taxes in the nation.

It’s causing a crisis for kids. One school district in St. Clair County alone says […]

Federal Reserve is watching apartment towers

(Bloomberg)—A decade after the U.S. housing market collapsed, Federal Reserve officials are watching rising apartment towers as the next potential asset-price bubble, which could add to the debate about the pace of interest-rate hikes this year.

Fed Chair Janet Yellen cited commercial real estate prices as “high” in a speech Jan. 19 at Stanford University. That […]

Revised Tax Incentive Amendment

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO FILE 17-0293
FEBRUARY 8, 2017
BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
SPONSORED BY: JESÚS G. GARCIA, Commissioner
TAX INCENTIVE ORDINANCE
BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 74 TAXATION, ARTICLE II REAL PROPERTY TAXATION, DIVISION 1. – GENERALLY, Sec. 74-46 AND DIVISION 2. – CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM FOR ASSESSMENT, Sec. 74-62 through Sec. 74-73, […]

Cook County 2017 Triennial Reassessment

The Cook County Assessor has mailed the first notices of reassessment for the 2017 triennial reassessment. 

Cook County Tax Bills

The 2016 1st installment Cook County tax bills have been mailed. They are due March 1, 2017 and be paid at any Chase Bank facility in Cook County. 

Indiana Proposal to Eliminate Property Tax

PROPERTY TAX ELIMINATION ON SENATE WISH LIST

A memo unveiled in the State Senate yesterday puts the elimination of property taxes back on the front burner, and it could happen as early as this year.

The co-sponsorship memo indicates that if the Property Tax Independence Act is enacted, school districts would no longer collect new property taxes […]

Tax Incentive to fight crime and poverty

Cook County proposes a unique approach to fighting crime and poverty. READ ABOUT IT HERE

Cook County proposes changes to it’s tax incentives

17-0293
PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT
TAX INCENTIVE ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 74 TAXATION, ARTICLE II REAL PROPERTY TAXATION, DIVISION 2 CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM FOR ASSESSMENT, Sec. 74-60 through 74-73 of the Cook County Code is hereby amended as follows:

Sec. 74-60. – Short title.

This division shall be known and may […]