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Ald. Burke indicted over alleged attempted shake down; Property tax appeal law firm at heart of charges

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jan 3, 2019

Powerful Chicago Ald. Ed Burke was indicted Thursday on a charge of attempting to shake down the owner of a Chicago fast food restaurant seeking to renovate their establishment. And at the center of the charge stands Burke's law firm, which has built a huge business specializing in appealing property tax assessments.

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

By Scott Holland | Aug 29, 2017

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

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.

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