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Tag Archives: Property Taxes
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