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Market prognostications from top Chicago developers

September 14th, 2021|Categories: Development Projects|

ELISE COUSTON PHOTO VIA PIXABAY It has been a “full speed ahead” start for industrial real estate so far this year, which is largely a result of the pent-up demand caused by the major pandemic-induced pause in 2020. We figured it would be as good a time as any to check in with several of the top developers in Chicago [...]

A Call for Municipal Pension Reform

September 9th, 2021|Categories: Cook County, Illinois|

Where is all the Money Going? Property taxes keep going up, but services aren’t improving. Paying more and getting less is a trend that residents want to see reversed. Real estate agent Andrew Carlin knows Illinois’ property tax math all too well. He not only makes his living helping people buy and sell homes, he’s also a homeowner. He purchased [...]

Nashville, Tenn. Reverses Property Tax Increase

September 8th, 2021|Categories: Indiana, Law, National|

Nashville Mayor: Property tax to be cut 'significantly' to where it was 2 years ago by Kaylin Jorge NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Nashville Mayor John Cooper announced Friday that property tax will be "cut back significantly" - roughly in line to where it was two years ago. Nashville's 34% property tax increase in 2020 was a source of debate and [...]

Tax Year 2020 – Property Tax Bill Analysis by Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas

August 31st, 2021|Categories: Cook County, Economics|

Tax Year 2020 – Property Tax Bill Analysis The Cook County Treasurer’s Office conducted an analysis of nearly 1.8 million property tax bills based on the second and final round of billing for this year. The total amount billed countywide for 2020 — to be collected this year — is more than $16.1 billion. That’s an annual increase of $534 [...]

Businesses Hit Particularly Hard

August 17th, 2021|Categories: Cook County, Economics|

Businesses hit hardest by latest tax bills, county report says An analysis by Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas’ staff finds the tax load shifting to commercial property, but higher levies and assessments are whacking some homeowners. By David Roeder@RoederDavid Aug 17, 2021, 5:00am CDT Residential neighborhood in Maywood located at Quincy Street and 10th Avenue. Maywood is one community that’s [...]

City of Chicago is $733 Million Short

August 11th, 2021|Categories: City of Chicago|

Chicago faces a “significantly reduced,” but still sizable, $733 million budget shortfall in 2022 because of the “lasting and continuing impacts” of the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Lori Lightfoot disclosed Wednesday. “While we still have hard work ahead of us in order to close this gap, this figure is a great indication that our city is fiscally bouncing back from this [...]

Indiana Revenue Shortfalls

August 3rd, 2021|Categories: Indiana|

By Morton Marcus | Business Columnist In 2010, the General Assembly, inspired by Governor Daniels, offered voters an amendment to the State Constitution that capped property taxes as a percent of gross assessed value. Hoosiers rose to the bait. Of the 1.56 million who voted, 72% approved the measure. They believed lower property taxes were a good idea. They didn’t [...]

Affordable Housing Grants, Financing and Tax Incentives

July 30th, 2021|Categories: Development Projects, Illinois|

Pritzker Signs Bills Expanding Affordable Housing Funding, Incentives Kristen Thometz | July 29, 2021 1:32 pm In this file photo, houses sit behind metal fencing on a tree-lined street in Chicago. (WTTW News) Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation Thursday that creates new resources and incentives to finance affordable housing across the state and helps low-income residents access assistance for heat [...]

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