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So far Jack Fitzgerald has created 154 blog entries.

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, […]

Average Per Capita Property Taxes: How Does Your State Compare?

May 11, 2018

Katherine Loughead

Property tax collection is a critical source of revenue for local governments, accounting for 72 percentof local tax collections nationwide in 2015 (most recent data available). Local property taxes are largely used to fund police departments, emergency services, road maintenance, and other services mainly associated with property ownership or residency.

While states used […]

Women’s Property Tax Association Seminar

The Women’s Property Tax Association held a lunchtime seminar today in downtown Chicago. The topic was the definition of and valuation of fee simple interest. Over 90 attendees listened as four speakers made presentations and were available for questions and answers. 

Cook County Tax Sale