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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 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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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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Post-Election Report: Romney dominated higher income townships; referenda drew closest vote margins

By at May 10, 2012 | 8:20 am | 0 Comment

Post-Election Report: Romney dominated higher income townships; referenda drew closest vote margins

Income and party were two key factors driving the outcome of election contests from president to local referenda in the March 20 primary, according to a Post-Election Report for Suburban Cook County released today by Cook County Clerk David Orr. "Despite the low turnout, Republican voters made their mark this time around," Orr said. "The number of ballots cast for more...

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Cook County Partners With League of Women Voters to Launch New Transparency Measures

By at April 16, 2012 | 2:58 pm | 5 Comments

Cook County Partners With League of Women Voters to Launch New Transparency Measures

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Clerk David Orr, and the League of Women Voters of Cook County held a press conference Monday, April 16th to announce new transparency measures for the Cook County Board. The measures are aimed at making it easier for residents to access and understand Cook County Board proceedings. Efforts were focused on more...

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Tomorrow marks end of Early Voting, deadline to apply for mail ballot

By at March 14, 2012 | 1:23 pm | 0 Comment

Tomorrow marks end of Early Voting, deadline to apply for mail ballot

Cook County Clerk David Orr reminds voters tomorrow is the last chance to participate in Early Voting before Tuesday's Presidential Primary. "If you are at all concerned that you won't make it to your polling place on Tuesday, visit an Early Voting site before 5 p.m. tomorrow," Orr said. Tomorrow is also the deadline for the Clerk's office to receive mail ballot more...

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New County Web Portal Offers One-Stop Property Tax Information

By at February 16, 2012 | 1:20 pm | 8 Comments

New County Web Portal Offers One-Stop Property Tax Information

President Toni Preckwinkle and Treasurer Maria Pappas were joined by Assessor Joseph Berrios, Clerk David Orr, Recorder of Deeds Eugene Moore and Board of Review Commissioners Michael Cabonargi, Larry Rogers, and Dan Patlak in announcing the creation of a consolidated website that will offer one-stop shopping for property tax information. “We are making one of more...

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Clerk Orr joins Lt. Gov. Simon in plan to improve ‘weak’ disclosure

By at April 21, 2011 | 5:28 pm | 0 Comment

Clerk Orr joins Lt. Gov. Simon in plan to improve ‘weak’ disclosure

Cook County Clerk David Orr joined Lt. Governor Sheila Simon Thursday in urging lawmakers to strengthen existing ethics laws, saying current economic disclosures are weak.  "The current state financial disclosure document is flawed by asking questions in ways that fail to identify people's true economic interests," Simon said.  Simon plans to ask lawmakers to more...

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Final election results posted online

By at April 20, 2011 | 4:03 pm | 0 Comment

Final election results posted online

Final election results for suburban Cook County's April 5, 2011 Consolidated Election are now posted online. The results will be certified to the Illinois State Board of Elections on April 26. The April 5th election featured more than 2,100 candidates, 700 contests and 26 referenda. Unofficial election results were quickly reported; 95 percent of precincts were more...

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Unofficial April 5th Cook County Consolidated Election precinct results, write-in totals now online

By at April 6, 2011 | 6:35 pm | 0 Comment

Unofficial April 5th Cook County Consolidated Election precinct results, write-in totals now online

Unofficial precinct- and township-level results are now available online. To view precinct results for a race, click on the contest title or "View results for this race by township." Each contest can also be downloaded into a three-worksheet (summary, township, precinct) Excel file. Unofficial results include Early Voting and absentee ballots received through more...

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