Inaccuracy and unfairness in the property tax assessment process mean some homeowners, especially those in poorer areas, pay a disproportionate share of the overall tax burden.View Report
Homeowners in Chicago’s collar counties faced some of the highest average property tax bills in the state in 2017.
The nonbinding referendum to merge DuPage County’s election commission with the clerk’s office won by more than 17,000 votes.
A progressive tax proposal in the Illinois House would raise taxes on an overwhelming majority of families already struggling with some of the highest tax burdens in the nation.
From 2005 to 2015, home values are down, property taxes are up and educational outcomes haven't seen a big improvement.
Residents of DuPage County pay some of the highest property taxes in the state - and the country. As taxpayers feel the pinch, compensation remains generous for many local officials - some have even enjoyed a boost.
DuPage County billed property tax payers $2.74 billion for 2016; this meant owners of a median-valued home in Naperville worth $388,000 had a $9,000 property tax bill.
High-priced government workers cost taxpayers in Illinois $10 billion a year, with municipal managers in areas surrounding Chicago reaping the most benefits.
Cook County’s population has dropped by 2,030 since 2011, driven by the out-migration of over 230,000 residents, on net.
A DuPage County school district is severing ties with two administrators before their contracts expire, and it’s going to cost taxpayers.
Residents of Chicago’s collar counties pay the highest property taxes in the state – and some of the highest in the country.