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Ethics panel: Law firm must prove Board of Review commissioner didn't profit from firm's suits vs county

Scott Holland Aug. 29, 2017, 12:45pm

A Cook County ethics panel is asking a judge to order a Chicago law firm to present proof the head of the Cook County Board of Review isn’t profiting from his law firm’s legal actions against the county.

High property taxes fuel record number of Cook County assessment challenges in 2016

Pam Wright May 25, 2017, 10:37am

The Cook County Board of Review has settled a record number of cases in closing its 2016 session, fueled largely by property taxpayers seeking relief from some of the highest property taxes in the country.

Second-installment property tax bills may rattle some suburbanites

Dawn Geske Mar. 1, 2017, 12:35am

Cook County property tax bills have hit residents’ mailboxes and were due to the county on March 1 - but taxpayers especially may not like what they see when the second installment bills arrive four months from now.

Patlak wins new four-year term as 'sole Republican' on Cook County Board of Review

Jonathan Bilyk Nov. 9, 2016, 11:20am

An incumbent member of the board responsible for reviewing taxpayer appeals of property tax assessments, who billed himself as the sole Republican in Cook County’s property tax determination and appeals process, has secured another four years on that board. On Tuesday, voters reelected Dan Patlak, of Wheeling, to the First District seat on the Cook County Board of Review.

Cook Board of Review race pits GOP incumbent vs Dem lawyer with 'odd' job deal at Lyons schools

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 12, 2016, 5:59pm

This November, voters in much of suburban Cook County will have a chance to choose who will represent them on the board responsible for reviewing taxpayer appeals of property assessment decisions used by the county to determine how much property tax should be paid by the owners of homes, businesses and other real estate in the county.