Red-light cameras are taking more and more money from Illinois motorists. But dubious safety benefits, a cloud of corruption and a bipartisan bill in Springfield may combine to take them off the streets.View Report
A watchdog has accused Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough of running an “illegal patronage” operation, and is calling for federal oversight of her office.
Average home prices in Cook County are 31% lower today than in 2007. Meanwhile, property tax bills have increased by 22%.
Without true pension reform, property taxes are only bound to continue swamping Cook County homeowners.
Two new proposals in the Illinois General Assembly would give state drivers the highest gas tax burden in the nation.
Fleeing residents continue to fuel population loss, with Cook County leading the nation for population decline.
A bill in the Illinois House seeks to transfer policing authority from the Cook County Forest Preserve District to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, potentially saving taxpayers millions.
A study by realtor.com ranks the Chicago region’s housing market slowest of 100 U.S. metro areas for 2019. That stat could be fixed, or made worse.
Voters across seven Cook County townships strongly oppose a return of the sweetened beverage tax.
Millions in property tax refunds will go out to Cook County homeowners as early as Aug. 15.
Nearly a third of property tax revenue in Chicago is diverted into 143 TIF districts controlled by the mayor, nearly half of which are located in affluent neighborhoods.