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Illinois State Rep. Jonathan Carroll Backs Tax Relief Bill to Ensure Seniors Receive Exemptions They Deserve

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Seniors in Cook County would have easier access to property tax relief under legislation backed by state Rep. Jonathan Carroll, D-Northbrook, that eliminates an unfair requirement forcing Cook County seniors to reapply […]

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Cook County Homeowners to Receive Tax Abatement From Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Of Greater Chicago

The Board of Commissioners of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) has passed an ordinance directing the Cook County Clerk to reduce the tax levy for 2012 by $19.7 million. The MWRD […]

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Heartland Institute Study: Cook County Property Taxes Increase Twice the Rate of Inflation — a Rate That Can’t Be Sustained

The economic recession that began in 2007 exposed and aggravated a government fiscal crisis that had been brewing for many years at the national, state, and municipal levels of the U.S. Slow or negative economic growth, falling housing values, rising government […] […]