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By Gary Smith
07/23/2020

High property taxes have been discussed for years as the reason why Illinois residents are fleeing the state. And reports are showing the monetary shortfall from commercial building sales as well. Investors Look Elsewhere for Property High property taxes are […]

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By Gary Smith
07/16/2020

Illinois property taxes are a labyrinth of numbers. For commercial properties, especially, it is often unclear how the value is assessed to arrive at the property tax amount. There are a number of considerations the Cook County Assessor’s department uses […]

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By Gary Smith
07/09/2020

In order to help Cook County property owners during this global pandemic, Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi’s office has applied a “COVID-19” adjustment to property values. How Residential Properties Will be Adjusted The Assessor’s Office’s actions come on the heels […]

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By Gary Smith
06/15/2020

A new Kiplinger report rates Illinois as the least tax-friendly state in the country, especially for homeowners. Illinois has the second-highest property taxes in the nation, at an average of 2 percent of the home’s value. Reduce Property Taxes Through […]

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By Gary Smith
06/09/2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic, residential and commercial property owners have concerns about paying the property tax bill that will be sent this summer. How Counties are Handling Property Tax Bills On the commercial property side, there is concern that rent […]

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By Gary Smith
05/25/2020

Although scheduled to begin May 8, 2020, a Cook County Circuit Court judge postponed the Annual Tax Sale of delinquent properties because of the coronavirus, per the emergency motion filed by Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas. Cook County Treasurer Files […]

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By Gary Smith
05/14/2020

As we advised our clients in our May Newsletter, we had proposed that Cook County allow financially stressed taxpayers a penalty-free extension to pay their second installment tax bills in response to the COVID-19 crisis. We are very pleased to […]

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