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Illinois property tax is high, why and what can be done.

Illinois residents pay some of the most expensive local tax rates in the United States, including property taxes, the primary source of local government revenue. The reason why property taxes are so high is the multitude of governmental agencies (6,963 local units), coupled with unfunded tax mandates.

The Illinois State Task Force on Local Government Consolidation […]

Cook County Tax Bills

1st Installment 2015 Cook County Tax Bills were due on March 1, 2016.

Cook County 2016 Triennial Reassessment

The Cook County Assessor has mailed the first Notices in the reassessment of Chicago’s north and northwest suburbs.

An Academic Analysis of Cook County Appeals

6 Colum. J. Tax L. Reporter 209, 2015
Author: Randall K. Johnson *
* Assistant Professor of Law, Mississippi College, School of Law. J.D., The University of Chicago Law School; M.U.P.,
The New York University; M.Sc., The London School of Economics and Political Science, B.A., The University of
Michigan. Special thanks to the […]

What Every Attorney Should Know About Appealing Their Client’s Real Estate Taxes

Below is an article which is a little dated but still substantially accurate. 

As Re-printed from the CBA Record – January, 2004

What Every Attorney Should Know About Appealing Their Client’s Real Estate Taxes
Although there are many issues, concerns and concepts which cannot be detailed in a brief article about the real estate tax assessment area, we […]