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Alsip – Oak Lawn Tax Relief

OAK LAWN, IL — Homeowners and small business owners in Dist. 218, Dist. 229 and Dist 231 will see a decrease on their property tax bills due later this year thanks to a new state grant program aimed at providing relief to school districts in high-taxed areas. The aforementioned high school districts serve the communities […]

Could Rent Controls Be Coming To Chicago?

03/02/2019, 04:54pm

Rent control gains momentum after Chicago voters again give it thumbs up

A Lift the Ban Coalition rally in support of rent control took place outside the Chicago Association of Realtors office on Friday. | Sun-Times/Alex Arriaga

By Alexandra Arriaga

Debra Miller considers herself and her husband Jimi lucky.

“We were only homeless 19 months,” she said Friday, recounting […]

HB 2217 Introduced by Rep. William Davis

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, in counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, taxpayers of income producing property shall submit income and expense data related to the property annually to the chief county assessment officer. Provides that, in counties with fewer than 3,000,000 inhabitants, the county board may provide by resolution that […]

Rural Illinois power plant has higher tax bill than Disneyland, Willis Tower


By Cole Lauterbach | Illinois News Network
Jun 19, 2018


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A plot of land in rural northern Illinois has the highest property tax bill in the United States outside of New York.
Assessed at $546 million, Exelon’s Byron Nuclear Generating Station was charged $36.5 million in property taxes in 2017. That’s a higher tab than […]

Cook County Tax Bills

The 1st Installment of the 2018 Cook County Tax Bills have been mailed. Payment is due March 1, 2019.

Cook County Assessor Kaegi 50 Day Report

The Cook County Assessor’s Office’s 100 Day Plan: 50 days and counting

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Jan 23

As part of our commitment to transparency, we promised updates to our 100 Day Plan. This is the first of those updates and covers all the departments of the Cook County Assessor’s Office with a focus on changes which started on Day […]

H-F board applies for state grant to reduce taxes

By Marilyn Thomas on January 7, 2019 – 6:06pm

The District 233 school board unanimously approved a grant application that could help reduce property taxes by more than $2 million.
The board agreed at its December meeting to apply for the Property Tax Relief Grant. The Illinois State Board of Education will review applications this month to […]

Cook County Tax Bills

The 1st Installment 2018 Cook County tax bills are now available for download and payment at the Cook County Treasurers website. Paper bills will be mailed in January 2019.

New Cook County Office Holders

Mr. Fritz Kaegi has been sworn in as the 10th Assessor of Cook County and Ms. Karen A. Yarbrough has been sworn in at the Cook County Clerk. 

Cook County Board of Review Commissioners re-elected


Cook County Board of Review Commissioners Michael M. Carbonari and Larry R. Rogers, Jr. have been re-elected. They will be sworn in on December 3, 2018. Congratulations to both of them.