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Sheriff Dart Announces Results from First Month of Conceal Carry Applications

By at February 5, 2014 | 3:16 pm | 0 Comment

Sheriff Dart Announces Results from First Month of Conceal Carry Applications

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office has objected to the concealed carry applications for 240 individuals within the first month of Illinois’ new concealed carry law, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart said today. Among the 240 applicants, five have already been denied by the Illinois State Police. The Illinois Concealed Carry Licensing Board will review and decide the merits of more...

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Clerk Orr hails winners of “Voting at 17” video contest, kicks off “Democracy Week”

By at February 4, 2014 | 2:57 pm | 0 Comment

Clerk Orr hails winners of “Voting at 17” video contest, kicks off “Democracy Week”

  Cook County Clerk David Orr on Tuesday congratulated Maine East High School students Andrea Garneata and Veronica Malesinski, the winners of a “Voting at 17” video contest. In addition to personally congratulating the students and their teachers at the Park Ridge high school Tuesday afternoon, Clerk Orr and staff are teaming with the school to conduct more...

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Clerk Orr releases 2012 Tax Rates

By at June 26, 2013 | 9:57 am | 1 Comments

Clerk Orr releases 2012 Tax Rates

Cook County Clerk David Orr’s office on Tuesday released the 2012 property tax rates of more than 1,500 taxing agencies* showing the City of Chicago’s composite tax rate increased 17 percent in 2012, while tax rates in suburban Cook County increased 10 to 15 percent. Chicago’s equalized assessed value (EAV) fell 13 percent, contributing greatly to the rate more...

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Second-Installment Property Tax Bills to be Mailed on Time for Second Consecutive Year

By at June 25, 2013 | 9:30 am | 1 Comments

Second-Installment Property Tax Bills to be Mailed on Time for Second Consecutive Year

Cook County officials today announced that 1.6 million second-installment property tax bills will be mailed to residents on time for the second consecutive year. Property tax bills are expected to arrive in mail boxes around July 1. “We said last year that this would become the norm, it was not an anomaly,” Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said.  more...

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Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios Outlines Plans to Help Homeowners After Recent Flooding

By at April 30, 2013 | 11:11 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios Outlines Plans to Help Homeowners After Recent Flooding

Originally published in the April 30, 2013 edition of ChicagoTribune.com Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios announced today that his office, in cooperation with local, township, and county elected officials, will host numerous outreach sessions to help taxpayers that suffered great losses as a result of the serious flooding. “Many Cook County residents have more...

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Preckwinkle, Orr, Volunteers Team Up for National Voter Registration Day

By at September 26, 2012 | 9:31 am | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle, Orr, Volunteers Team Up for National Voter Registration Day

    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Clerk David Orr kicked off a countywide nonpartisan voter registration drive yesterday at the Markham courthouse in conjunction with National Voter Registration Day. The voter registration deadline is Oct. 9 for the Nov. 6, 2012 Presidential Election. Preckwinkle, a former high school more...

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

By at July 26, 2012 | 8:29 am | 2 Comments

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

Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr., of the Cook County Board of Review, has hosted more than a half dozen pre-registration property tax appeal forums throughout Cook County since July 9th. Taxpayers have come out in the hundreds seeking relief from the excessive property tax bills they have recently received.  Commissioner Rogers’ Pre-Registration Initiate will come to 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 Tax Incentives Help 126-Year Old Company Create 40 Jobs

By at May 10, 2012 | 2:28 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Tax Incentives Help 126-Year Old Company Create 40 Jobs

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today visited Gonnella Baking Company’s newly expanded facility made possible by a Class 6B tax credit that kept the company from moving outside of Cook County, which it has called home for more than a century. Founded in the City of Chicago in 1886, Gonnella Baking Company has been a leading manufacturer of bread in the more...

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Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr. Holds Crucial Property Tax Appeal Forums With Esteemed Rich Township Elected Officials

By at January 26, 2012 | 3:06 pm | 2 Comments

Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr. Holds Crucial Property Tax Appeal Forums With Esteemed Rich Township Elected Officials

Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr. of the Cook County Board of Review, along with Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr., State Senator Maggie Crotty, State Senator Toi W. Hutchinson, State Representative William Q. Davis, Cook County Commissioner Deborah Sims, Rich Township Supervisor and State Representative Al Riley, Rich Township Assessor Carol Ranieri, Rich Township Trustee more...

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