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Cook County real estate downturn and lower equalizer combine for 10% revenue drop

By at July 18, 2012 | 1:00 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County real estate downturn and lower equalizer combine for 10% revenue drop

Cook County Clerk David Orr on Wednesday released the 2011 TIF revenue report, which shows just under $729 million was collected in the 443 active tax increment financing (TIF) districts in Chicago (163 TIFs) and the Cook County suburbs (280 TIFs). “The 2011 report shows that 80 percent of all Chicago TIFs saw double-digit revenue drops,” said Orr. “Only ten more...

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Clerk Brown Co-sponsors Records Relief Seminar on July 20th

By at July 11, 2012 | 9:33 am | 1 Comments

Clerk Brown Co-sponsors Records Relief Seminar on July 20th

Cook County Clerk of the Court Dorothy Brown is a co-sponsor of the "Records Relief Seminar." The event is a full-service seminar to assist an advise individuals with past criminal records through preparation of expungement and sealing petitions, as well as in‐depth advice on the clemency process, certificates and waivers. Attendees will also be able to receive more...

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Guilty Plea Marks 54th Conviction In Counterfeit Checks Investigation

By at July 10, 2012 | 4:27 pm | 0 Comment

Guilty Plea Marks 54th Conviction In Counterfeit Checks Investigation

Cook County prosecutors have secured the guilty plea of a Chicago man who was involved in a Chicago-based counterfeit check cashing ring that produced and cashed an estimated $2 million worth of phony checks, according to the Office of Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez. Deangelo Evans, 27, of Chicago, has pled guilty to the charge of Continuing a Financial more...

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Assessor Berrios Alerts Homeowners to Check Second-Installment Tax Bills for Exemptions

By at July 10, 2012 | 12:01 pm | 4 Comments

Assessor Berrios Alerts Homeowners to Check Second-Installment Tax Bills for Exemptions

Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios alerted taxpayers that they should carefully check their second-installment tax bills which will be arriving in mailboxes early this week to ensure they receive all the money-saving exemptions to which they are entitled. “It’s critical that all eligible homeowners review their tax bills to ensure their exemptions appear on their more...

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Forest Preserve District Opens New Kickapoo Woods Bicycle and Walking Trail in Riverdale, IL

By at July 3, 2012 | 10:16 am | 1 Comments

Forest Preserve District Opens New Kickapoo Woods Bicycle and Walking Trail in Riverdale, IL

Forest Preserve District of Cook County General Superintendent Arnold Randall, Forest Preserve District Board Commissioner Deborah Sims, Harvey Mayor Eric Kellogg, Dixmoor Mayor Keevan Grimmett and other project partners and community leaders were on hand for the official opening of the Kickapoo Woods Bicycle and Walking Trail. The ribbon cutting was followed by more...

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Board of Review Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr. Hosts Pre-Registration Property Tax Appeal Forums Throughout Cook County

By at July 2, 2012 | 4:09 pm | 1 Comments

Board of Review Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr. Hosts Pre-Registration Property Tax Appeal Forums Throughout Cook County

To coincide with the highly anticipated mailing of second installment property tax bills in July, the Cook County Board of Review will be opening to accept pre-registration assessment appeals. In an effort to provide taxpayers with an opportunity to take advantage of this pre-registration period, Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr. along with U.S. Congressman Bobby Rush, more...

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Clerk David Orr Releases 2011 Tax Rates

By at June 27, 2012 | 3:22 pm | 0 Comment

Clerk David Orr Releases 2011 Tax Rates

Cook County Clerk David Orr’s office on Tuesday released the 2011 property tax rates for more than 1,500 taxing agencies* in Chicago and suburban Cook County. This completes a process that started last December when each local taxing district, as required by law, filed its levy with the Clerk’s office. Each levy represents the amount of revenue an individual taxing more...

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Cook County Strengthens Commitment to Summer Jobs Program for Youth, “One Summer Chicago”

By at June 18, 2012 | 11:23 am | 1 Comments

Cook County Strengthens Commitment to Summer Jobs Program for Youth, “One Summer Chicago”

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today was joined by several Board Commissioners to announce the County is increasing its contribution to the One Summer Plus program, a targeted jobs program directed at youth in the city’s high risk communities, to $265,000. The County’s funding to One Summer Plus will aid in providing opportunities for 700 young more...

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Second-Installment Property Tax Bills to be Mailed on Time for the First Time in Three Decades

By at June 6, 2012 | 10:37 am | 6 Comments

Second-Installment Property Tax Bills to be Mailed on Time for the First Time in Three Decades

Cook County elected officials announced Wednesday that 1.8 million second-installment property tax bills are expected to be mailed on time this year for the first time since 1978 – a move that will save municipalities and school districts millions of dollars. Staff from county agencies met months ago to develop an accelerated schedule to restore timeliness and more...

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Cook County Redistricting Committee Presents Draft District Map

By at June 1, 2012 | 8:48 am | 2 Comments

Cook County Redistricting Committee Presents Draft District Map

The Cook County Redistricting Committee has published a draft map of proposed changes to Cook County Commissioner districts, based on demographic changes as a result of the 2012 Census.  The next public hearing on the proposed map will be Thursday, June 7, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. The meeting will take place in the Cook County Boardroom, 118 N Clark St., Rm. 569. For more more...

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