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Cook County Tax Sale Concluded

May 19th, 2022|Categories: Cook County|

Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas has concluded the annual sale of delinquent property taxes which occurred from May 12 – 18, 2022. This Tax Sale was for delinquent property taxes from Tax Year 2019, which was due in two installments in 2020. Approximately $175.6 million in unpaid 2019 property taxes were overdue on 37,176 properties in Cook County. The properties [...]

Cook County Candidate Forum

May 16th, 2022|Categories: Cook County|

Candidate Forum May 19, 2022 at noon The Women’s Property Tax Association has invited the candidates for the Cook County Assessor and the Cook County Board of Review primary races to participate in a virtual forum. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. This is your opportunity to hear the candidates address practitioners in the property tax field as they answer questions prepared [...]

Affordable Housing

May 11th, 2022|Categories: Cook County, Development Projects, Economics|

This presentation is so overdue! #propertytax Liz Butler(She/Her) • 1stReal Estate & Land Use Attorney | AICP Certified | Chicago Lawyer 40 Under Forty6h • 6 hours ago I'm looking forward to a great conversation this Friday with Mary Kathleen Fitzgerald of Fitzgerald Law Group, P.C. about the game changing property tax incentive program for affordable housing. Thank you to [...]

Milwaukee assessments are out

April 26th, 2022|Categories: Milwaukee|

MILWAUKEE — If you own  property in the City of Milwaukee, you might want to brace yourself. Property assessments get mailed out on Wednesday. And when you slice open the envelope, you might see a bigger number than you were expecting - and that could mean a future tax increase. A hot real estate market has values spiking across the [...]

Rising Taxes, Plummeting Service

April 14th, 2022|Categories: Economics, Illinois|

The Illinois pension crisis means that residents must pay high property levies while getting little in return. Hilary Gowins April 7, 2022 Economy, finance, and budgets Patricia Hill, who grew up in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, achieved her dream of homeownership in 2003, when her family moved to the quiet Chicago suburb of Matteson. She raised two daughters in a [...]

Sexual Harassment – Defined, Prevention, Legal Remedies

April 4th, 2022|Categories: Educational|

MANDATORY  SEXUAL  HARASSMENT  TRAINING   Please mark your calendar for a FREE webinar hosted by the WPTA: April 14, 2022 Noon-1:00 p.m. Register for GoToWebinar HERE *Please note that the only guaranteed viewing is the livestream. Register today! If you are an Illinois employer, as of 2020, you are required to train your employees on sexual harassment annually under the [...]

Illinoisans face highest state, local taxes in United States

March 23rd, 2022|Categories: Illinois|

MARCH 22, 2022 — BY PATRICK ANDRIESEN AND DYLAN SHARKEY | Photo courtesy of Illinois Policy Illinois now levies the nation’s highest state and local tax rates on residents, costing each household $9,488 – or more than 15% of their annual income – in 2022, a new WalletHub report found. That tax load is nearly 39% more annually than the nation’s average. [...]

Land Bank of Cook County vs Cook County Treasuer

March 14th, 2022|Categories: Cook County|

Cook County’s Scavenger Sale Is Meant To Fix Blighted Properties — But Advocates Say It Needs To Help Everyday Buyers, Not Hedge Funds Officials have made changes to the sale, hoping to make it more accessible to everyday people. But opinions are split on how the sale can better benefit smaller investors while allowing properties to get redeveloped. Jennifer Bamberg 9:20 [...]

List of Endangered Architectural Gems in Chicago

March 10th, 2022|Categories: City of Chicago, History|

Promontory Point makes Preservation Chicago’s annual ‘most endangered’ list “Today, the historic revetment at Promontory Point is all that is left of a once eight-mile-long stretch of beautiful limestone transitions between nature and the city,” Preservation Chicago said. By Manny Ramos  March 09, 2022 12:00 PM Promontory Point, an artificially created peninsula located between 54th and 56th Streets along the city’s [...]

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