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Appeals panel: Chicago tour boat biz deserves new hearing for tax protest, because county misled on deadline

By Scott Holland | May 23, 2019

An Illinois appeals court says a Chicago sightseeing tour boat company was wrongly denied the chance to contest the county's attempt to make it pay taxes on its Lake Michigan and Chicago River tours because the county's Revenue Department misled the company on the deadline for filing its protest.

Judge: Cook officials must tell when learned they could sue Bank of America; could undermine discrimination suit

By Dan Churney | May 3, 2019

A Chicago federal magistrate judge has ordered Cook County officials who are suing Bank of America for allegedly discriminatory lending to tell the bank when they learned of a similar suit by the State of Illinois, which the bank believes will show some of the county's claims are barred by the statute of limitations.

Overcharged Cook County taxpayers can't sue county in federal court over inflated assessments

By Scott Holland | May 2, 2019

A federal judge said he isn’t allowed to take jurisdiction over a lawsuit in which Cook County property owners claimed their property tax bills were falsely inflated so other properties could be underassessed and pay less.

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