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Cook County TIFs to bring in nearly $1.2 Billion; Chicago TIF revenue up more than 27%

Real Estate and Tax Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts in Cook County will bring in nearly $1.2 billion for tax year 2018, according to a report Wednesday from Cook County Clerk Karen A. Yarbrough’s office. This is a 17.4% increase over last year. TIF revenue has increased 27.4% in the City of Chicago and decreased [...]

Illinois Ranks 12th

Illinois finished 12th in a Tax Foundation ranking of states that rely the most on property taxes as a share of state and local taxes. That percentage for property tax reliance in Illinois amounted to 37.4 percent, according to the foundation’s numbers. Property taxes in the U.S. as a whole made up 31.5 percent of the total [...]

Recommendations

Audit Recommends Ways To Overhaul Cook County Property Tax System Kristen Schorsch May 23, 2019 Paula Friedrich/WBEZ A new audit finds it will take a lot of work — and a lot of money — for rookie Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi to overhaul a property tax assessment system that rewards the rich and hurts [...]

Cook County Assessor concludes 2015 Reassessment

December 9, 2015 The Cook County Assessor has closed the books on 2015, They are tentatively going to reopen for 2016 appeals in late January 2016.

Fitzgerald Law Group opens Burr Ridge office

Fitzgerald LG has opened an office on High Grove Blvd in Burr Ridge, Illinois which will house the operations unit. The new office is equipped with high-speed fiber communications equipment, the latest Dell workstations, spacious conference rooms, an employee lounge and parking for 32 vehicles. The initial staff will slowly grow as files are migrated to the [...]