Gary Smith
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Your Cook County House Is Worth What?

Although the Cook County Assessor’s Office has made changes to the residential valuation system to provide more equality to the residential property tax process, it has failed to address the same inequities in the commercial property side. In addition, some […]

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A Higher Tax Rate Magnifies the Impact of Inaccurate Assessments

Since 2009, Cook County has increased its tax rate from 4.6 percent to 7.1 percent, magnifying the impact of inaccurate assessments on which property taxes are based. Property owners may be stuck with the higher tax rate, but they can […]

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Illinois Hospital Property Tax Exemptions Remain In Place, For Now

Hundreds of hospital property tax exemption requests remain on hold while the Illinois Supreme Court decides a case involving the constitutionality of a 2012 law that created an easier path for hospitals to acquire tax-exempt status. The case, brought by […]

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Second Installment Property Tax Bills Are Coming: What You Need to Know

Cook County Second Installment Tax bills are coming. You may be in for a surprise. Here’s what you need to know. Call Gary H. Smith: 312-236-7447.

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