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City of Chicago attempts to attract Amazon Headquarters

Chicago Tribune Article re Amazon

Lake County, Indiana

Large Assessment Increases in St. John Township

Homeowner’s Appeal Process Streamlined

A plan by State Sen. Julie Morrison (D-29th) to streamline the property tax assessment appeal process was signed into law by the governor.

“The property tax assessment appeal process is often difficult to navigate for many homeowners,” Morrison said. “With property taxes continuing to be a financial burden for families, it is important we do everything […]

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Candidate for governor continues to attack property tax system

“The root of all evil in this state is how we underfund our schools,” Kennedy said. “We have terrible educational outcomes.”

He said that “every state with good outcomes” pays for education at the state level, while property taxes pay most educational costs in Illinois.

He said the system is “damning the next generation of Illinoisans, where […]

The effect of new downtown Evanston projects on the tax base

Downtown Evanston projects

Board of Review Rule Changes

The Cook County Board of Review has published new procedural rules which will be effective with the 2017 tax year. The changes are intended to assist the Board and will result in speedier decisions. 

Attorney Registration Proposal

Cook County Commissioner Garcia has proposed an ordinance which if adopted, will require all property tax attorneys register as attorneys with the Cook County Clerk’s office. 

Observers question whether such an ordinance would survive a court challenge being that the state of Illinois constitution vest regulation of the legal profession in the Supreme Court. 

Women’s Property Tax Association

The Women’s Property Tax Association held their annual fundraiser this evening at the Chicago Yacht Club. Over 100 attendees mingled on the shores of Lake Michigan and exchanged ideas. 

ISBA Files Suit

Illinois State Bar Association Files Suit Against the IDFPR

By: Mary Kathleen Fitzgerald, Attorney at Law                                          www.PropertyTax.com                                       July 11, 2017

Earlier this year, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (“IDFPR”) shook the Illinois ad valorem tax world by filing complaints against two attorneys. The IDFPR alleged that these attorneys, while representing their clients’ […]