If an Illinois worker takes a pay cut during a recession, she knows the state isn’t going to take an even bigger chunk out of her paycheck. That’s because the state income tax rate stays the same. But if her home loses value, too, she could still see her property tax bill go up. Government...View Report
The Cook County assessor may have to pay $41,000 in fines for accepting donations in excess of the limit allowed by Cook County campaign finance rules.
The office of Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx signed off on a $2 million property tax settlement with the property tax firm headed by Foxx campaign donor Alderman Ed Burke.
Chicago has some of the highest taxes on travelers in the nation.
A new investigation by the Chicago Tribune and ProPublica Illinois reveals the mismanagement of the Cook County property tax system, and the politically connected firms who profit from it.
With the repeal of the Cook County sweetened beverage tax, taxpayers remind elected officials who they represent.
Recently released data shows retirees outpacing active employees, adding pressure to an already stressed pension fund.
A suspended Cook County Jail corrections officer faces termination following serial abuses of a federal family leave rule.
Cook County governments have now amassed $139 billion in debt, a 30 percent increase over the last 5 years.
Nearly three months removed from the initial call for review of the property tax system, Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios refuses to provide a timeline for completion and release.
In a ruling that could cost taxpayers millions, a former Cook County officer who was fired for failing to disclose his criminal history will likely return to work and receive back pay.