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Chicago Ald. Burke indicted over alleged shakedowns to benefit property tax law firm Klafter & Burke
Federal prosecutors have added more charges against Chicago Ald. Ed Burke, accusing the once-powerful Chicago alderman of attempting to use his position as then-chairman of the city’s Finance Committee to push the developer of the Old Post Office redevelopment project to sign on as a client at Burke’s property tax appeal law firm.
Ald. Burke indicted over alleged attempted shake down; Property tax appeal law firm at heart of charges
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.