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Assessor Kaegi Completes Two Township Reassessments, and the Results are Large Assessment Increases for the Taxpayer

Assessor Kaegi was recently elected with a mandate from Cook County voters to “reform” the property tax assessment system. He campaigned on enacting massive changes to the methods of reassessment, and to the entire tax system. He spoke about assessment […]

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Just When You Thought Cook County Property Taxes Couldn’t Go Any Higher

The amount of property taxes within Cook County remains a moving target as various government entities pile on the percentages to fill its coffers. As the saying goes: “Nothing is certain in life except death and taxes.” Illinois Property Taxes […]

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Seniors in Cook County May Be Able to Slash Their Property Tax Bills

As many as 31,000 senior citizens in Cook County may be eligible for the Senior Citizen Homestead Exemption and as many as 21,000 senior citizens may qualify for the Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze Exemption. Available Tax Exemptions Property tax exemptions […]

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You Don’t Have to Remove Your Toilets to get Property Tax Relief in Cook County

Instead of removing appliances to make a home seem uninhabitable, there are legal ways to lower a property’s assessment which may, in turn, reduce taxes. During the campaign season, much has been made of the alleged scandal involving our Goveneror […]

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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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Property Tax Hikes Strike Small Apartment Building Owners

Tax hikes are hitting small apartment building owners as properties within the city of Chicago were reassessed this year, which, in turn, will impact renters. According to a spot survey by The Home Front, assessment increased 40 to 112 percent […]

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Skyrocketing Assessments Are Hitting Property Owners Hard: People Are Pushing for Change

Skyrocketing assessments are hitting property owners hard in Cook County this year and people are pushing for change. Cook County is divided into three sections for property tax purposes, and home values are reassessed on a triennial system within those […]

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Illinois Property Tax Could Soon Become Highest in the Nation

If congressional leaders adopt a 1 percent statewide residential property tax to shore up the state’s pension debt, Illinois’ property tax burden would be the highest in the country. Illinois currently ranks 45th in the nation for its property tax […]

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Inaccurate Property Tax Valuations Impact Your Entire Community

Inaccurate property tax assessments can have a substantial impact on an entire community, sometimes leading to overpriced property listings for buyers and sellers, unfair distribution of the tax burden in Cook County, and higher tax costs that are often passed […]

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Property Tax System Results in Inaccuracies By Nature

Property tax bills use a computer modeling system to assess property values in Cook County, and years of inaccurate assessments, many of which have not been appealed, have led to unnecessary high taxes for many property owners. Because property tax […]

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