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'Legal work ... can be done in Naperville': City services tax idea has professionals, associations on guard
Chicago's mayor has floated the idea of taxing 'high-end' legal and accounting services to help the city close a pension-induced budget gap. People associated with those professions and others worry such a tax would only raise the cost of doing business, harming regular people, while leading to relocations that will harm the city's business district.
Incoming IL State Bar Association president plans to establish leadership programs, health care plan
A zoning and development attorney who aims to usher in leadership programs for young lawyers will be inaugurated president of the Illinois State Bar Association and has his sights set on pooling interested members into a single health care plan.
While most judicial candidates are running unopposed in Cook County, voters can still help select a few of those who will preside from the bench. And voters have been asked to exercise caution when casting ballots in the General Election for at least two Cook County candidates.
Judge: IL state agency overreached in prosecuting property tax lawyers for using comps in tax appeals
State bureaucrats who regulate real estate appraisers in Illinois have no authority to prosecute property tax lawyers, a Cook County judge has ruled, finding regulators overreached in claiming lawyers violated state appraiser licensing rules by using comparable property values to argue for a lower tax assessment for thieir clients.
IL Bar Assn: State overreach threatens ability of property tax lawyers to work; State: Lawyers can't be appraisers
A Cook County judge could soon weigh in on a legal fight between Illinois’ largest association of lawyers and a state regulatory agency, over the question of whether that state agency has the authority to effectively bar Illinois property tax lawyers from offering estimates of a property’s value when representing property owners before a state or county property tax appeal board.