Budget + Tax

Bring Chicago Home referendum being rejected by voters

Bring Chicago Home referendum being rejected by voters

Chicago voters were giving a thumbs down on the referendum to raise the real estate transfer tax on million-dollar properties known as “Bring Chicago Home,” with 54% voting “no” with 96% of the precincts reporting.

By Dylan Sharkey

Vallas: Johnson can’t be trusted with real estate tax hike

Vallas: Johnson can’t be trusted with real estate tax hike

Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson’s real estate transfer tax hike comes with no guarantees he won’t use the money for things other than homeless relief. So why should voters believe he won’t hand the money to his cronies at the Chicago Teachers Union?

By Paul Vallas

Voter information on Chicago’s real estate transfer tax hike

Voter information on Chicago’s real estate transfer tax hike

March 19 primary ballots ask Chicago voters whether they support Mayor Brandon Johnson's real estate transfer tax hike. While he and 'Bring Chicago Home' advocates claim money will help homeless Chicagoans, there is reason to worry about hurting 5,143 commercial properties with no guarantee how this 'mansion tax' will be used.

What you need to know about ‘Bring Chicago Home’

What you need to know about ‘Bring Chicago Home’

Chicago’s March 19 primary election includes Mayor Brandon Johnson’s real estate transfer tax hike to raise $100 million, dubbed “Bring Chicago Home.” Will higher taxes without a plan help homeless Chicagoans or hurt their job prospects?

By Dylan Sharkey