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

By Pam Wright | May 25, 2017

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.

Appeals panel: Cook County can go back three years to grab taxes for improper homestead exemptions

By Dan Churney | Mar 20, 2017

A state appellate panel has upheld a lower court ruling that the Illinois Property Tax Code allows the Cook County Assessor’s Office to reach back three years, to claim unpaid taxes on a south suburban house that had an invalid homestead exemption. 

Second-installment property tax bills may rattle some suburbanites

By Dawn Geske | Mar 1, 2017

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.

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