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Cook County Board Creates Land Bank

By at January 17, 2013 | 9:02 am | 4 Comments

Cook County Board Creates Land Bank

The Board of Commissioners unanimously approved an ordinance to create the Cook County Land Bank Authority today, making it the most populous county in the United States to establish the innovative planning tool. The Land Bank Authority is being created as an agency of the County so it can help return vacant and abandoned properties to productive use. It will promote more...

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President Preckwinkle, Business Leaders and Cook County Commissioners Herald Repeal Of Stroger Sales Tax Increase

By at January 2, 2013 | 2:37 pm | 13 Comments

President Preckwinkle, Business Leaders and Cook County Commissioners Herald Repeal Of Stroger Sales Tax Increase

Video streaming by Ustream Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle stood with business leaders today to herald the final rollback of the Stroger sales tax in Cook County, which will result in an overall savings of $440 million for taxpayers. “I have worked hard since taking office to ensure that families and businesses can trust County government more...

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Cook County, Illinois Treasurer Warns U.S. Homeowners And Retirees Of Local Debt Hazards

By at December 19, 2012 | 4:00 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County, Illinois Treasurer Warns U.S. Homeowners And Retirees Of Local Debt Hazards

Originally appeared in the December 18, 2012 edition of Forbes.com Maria Pappas has been Cook County Treasurer since 1998. Her office oversees the finances of the 19th largest government in the United States and collects more than $11 billion annually from property taxes on 1.8 million parcels. She served two terms as a Cook County Commissioner before becoming more...

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Cook County Assessor Berrios Certifies 2012 Assessment

By at December 11, 2012 | 10:07 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Assessor Berrios Certifies 2012 Assessment

Originally published in the December 10, 2012 edition of CookCountyAssessor.com Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios announced today that his office has certified all 2012 assessment values ahead of schedule and earlier than any other recent City of Chicago assessment. The 2012 assessment of the City of Chicago took 335 days to complete, 110 days less than the 2009 more...

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Cook County Tax Bills Continue To Be Higher In 2013

By at December 11, 2012 | 10:02 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Tax Bills Continue To Be Higher In 2013

Originally appeared in the December 11, 2012 edition of CookCountyAssessor.com Homeowners will continue to pay $60 to $75 more when they get their second installment property tax bills in 2013, Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios said on Wednesday. The announcement comes after the Illinois Senate again failed to pass a law that would allow assessors to go after people more...

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Clerk Orr Introduces New Delinquent Property Tax Search

By at December 7, 2012 | 12:18 pm | 0 Comment

Clerk Orr Introduces New Delinquent Property Tax Search

Originally published December 6, 2012 at the Cook County Clerk's website Clerk David Orr today unveiled a time and labor-saving delinquent property tax online search tool that provides instant information on all Cook County properties with sold, forfeited or unpaid taxes in the last 20 years. The delinquent property database contains 222,670 properties with more more...

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Hyde Park Township Property Tax Assessment & Community Forum

By at November 5, 2012 | 3:29 pm | 0 Comment

Hyde Park Township Property Tax Assessment & Community Forum

      Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr. Holds Property Tax Assessment Appeal and Community Forum in Hyde Park Township to Address Exorbitant Property Tax Bills and Crime Prevention   Chicago, IL. (November 1, 2012) - Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr. of the Cook County Board of Review will be hosting a free property tax assessment appeal and more...

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President Preckwinkle Announces Modification to the Proposed Buy Local Tax

By at October 29, 2012 | 3:16 pm | 2 Comments

President Preckwinkle Announces Modification to the Proposed Buy Local Tax

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today a modification to the proposed Buy Local Tax, which incentivizes businesses and residents to buy goods in Cook County by increasing the exemption from $2,500 to $3,500 in annual purchases. The change will provide businesses and residents more leeway to purchase goods throughout the year.  President more...

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Assessor Berrios Alerts Taxpayers: Beware Solicitors Charging to File for Missing Property Tax Exemptions

By at October 16, 2012 | 2:16 pm | 0 Comment

Assessor Berrios Alerts Taxpayers: Beware Solicitors Charging to File for Missing Property Tax Exemptions

Originally published at the Cook County Assessor's website: Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios announced there have been numerous reports of people soliciting taxpayers and offering to file exemption applications on their behalf.  The solicitors, claiming to be Cook County Assessor’s Office employees, research public records and contact taxpayers who may have more...

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Cook County Assessor: Reassessment Notices Mailed to South Township Taxpayers

By at October 1, 2012 | 12:36 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Assessor:  Reassessment Notices Mailed to South Township Taxpayers

Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios announced today that reassessment notices were mailed to close to 15,000 residential property owners in South Township. “Our goal at the Assessor’s Office is to ensure that all property owners are equitably assessed,” Assessor Berrios said. “I encourage all homeowners to review their reassessment notices carefully to be more...

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