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Tag Archives: Property Taxes
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
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
As we search for ways to lower property taxes for everyone, there’s a simple remedy to allow those who live on fixed retirement incomes to gain some relief. If you take a look at your Illinois income tax return, you’ll … Continue reading
Every “State of” speech I’ve ever heard follows the same script: A recitation of accomplishments achieved since the previous speech; A shopping list of proposals to be addressed before the next one; and A reminder that those who stand in … Continue reading
“The State has the primary responsibility for financing the system of public education.” Constitution of Illinois, Article X, Section 1 Question: Why do property taxes keep going up? Answer: Because they can. Over the past several posts, I’ve discussed the … Continue reading