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Circuit Court Meeting

The Cook County Circuit Court held an invitation only, informational meeting today. The specific topic discussed was the advantages and shortcomings of the current electronic filing system. 


Property Tax disputes land in U.S. district court

Last week a lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois by a group of seven Cook County taxpayers challenging the time it has taken to adjudicate their claims in the Cook County Circuit Court. The lawsuit is brought, in part, under the Tax Injunction Act, a federal statute […]

Cook County TIFs to bring in a record $1 Billion

July 24, 2018
Over 30% of property tax collected by the City of Chicago this year comes from TIF revenue
CHICAGO – Of the $14.4 billion in property tax billed in Cook County this year, a record $1 billion is due to Tax Increment Financing (TIF), says Cook County Clerk David Orr. This is a 17.9% increase […]

Cook County Board of Review

The Cook County Board of Review has begun accepting appeals for tax year 2018. 

Women’s Property Tax Association

The Women’s Property Tax Association held their second annual fundraiser this evening at the Chicago Yacht Club. 140 attendees listened to Cook County States Attorney Kim Foxx and made plans for future educational presentations. 

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Phil Kadner on Cook County

06/26/2018, 11:48am

You can’t invent a property tax system more discriminatory than in Cook County

Homeowners in poor south suburbs, such as Riverdale, where this home is located, pay far more in property taxes than homeowners in wealthy north suburbs. | File photo, Cook County assessor’s office



If you were going to invent a tax system designed to hit […]

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, […]