Category Archives: Property Taxes

Providing Some Property Tax Relief for Low-Income Seniors

Property taxes are never too far from the top of the list of things that concern Illinois taxpayers, and there is no shortage of proposals to lower them. As we search for ways to lower property taxes for everyone, I’m … Continue reading

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My New Year’s Wish for Illinois

It’s January 1, and we’re a little over a week from starting a new General Assembly and less than two weeks from swearing in a new Governor. Republicans in Springfield have no choice but to hope that despite being in … Continue reading

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Shifting Education Costs the Other Way: Onto the State

In my last post, I said that the pension cost shift that the Governor proposed in his budget address is nothing but an attempt to balance the State’s budget on the backs of property taxpayers, and that I would not … Continue reading

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This Is What Happens When Democrats Do Tax Bills

Combine a limitation on state and local taxes (SALT) under the new Federal tax bill with Democrats scrambling to score political points in an election year, stir in a dash of hypocrisy, and what do you get? . You get … Continue reading

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“Silence of the Dems”, Lisa Madigan Edition

In the past several months, the Chicago Tribune has extensively researched and written about the assessment practices of Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios, finding a pattern of: “[C]lout, patronage and incompetence…that assigns property values and thus helps shape tax bills. … Continue reading

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