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Cook County Residents Are in Shock As Assessments Arrive in the Mail

For the 2018 property tax assessment year, homeowners in Humboldt Park, on Chicago’s West Side, have seen the taxable value of their homes go up 40 percent since 2016. This tracks with the rise in taxable values of homes in […]

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The Tax Burden Is Shifting: Accuracy Is More Important than Ever

The unintended consequences of the trio of property tax breaks pushed through by state lawmakers in 2017 are now getting felt by South suburban Chicago. These tax breaks were supposed to ease the burden, especially on senior citizens, of Chicago […]

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Will the New Assessment Model Be More Accurate?

After years of inaccurate assessments, which was publicly outed by the Chicago Tribune in a series called “The Tax Divide,” the Cook County Assessor’s Office is using a new assessment formula. However, the jury is still out on whether this […]

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