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  • Cook leaders want property tax exemption crackdown law

    Cook leaders want property tax exemption crackdown law
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Assessor Joe Berrios on Tuesday urged state lawmakers to give them more power to go after property owners who improperly claim tax breaks, saying they could recover more than $150 million in three years...
  • Emanuel wants new standards for special taxing districts

    Emanuel wants new standards for special taxing districts
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel made it clear Monday that the city will continue to rely on special taxing districts as an economic development tool, even as he tries to wash away the stain of public criticism that marred them in recent years. The mayor plans to...
  • Emanuel defends property tax increase for Chicago schools

    Emanuel defends property tax increase for Chicago schools
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today said a property tax hike for Chicago Public Schools is acceptable because district administrators have made large cuts to the school budget and investment is necessary to improve important programs like early childhood education....
  • Quinn wants public employees to pay more, work longer

    Quinn wants public employees to pay more, work longer
    Gov. Pat Quinn wants to fix Illinois' debt-ridden public pension system by getting government employees to work longer, pay more toward their retirement and accept less in benefits. The attempt to wipe out the $83 billion pension shortfall drew immediate...
  • Emanuel makes pension pitch at Capitol

    Emanuel makes pension pitch at Capitol
    SPRINGFIELD — Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday took the rare step of traveling to the Capitol to make a personal pitch for an overhaul of city government worker pensions, saying costs are out of control and the "day of reckoning has arrived." The...
  • Improper property tax break costs millions

    Improper property tax break costs millions
    One of the most popular ways to lower property tax bills is also one of the most misused — benefiting thousands of people ranging from mayors to landlords and snowbirds. The homestead exemption is supposed to lower taxes only for a taxpayer's...
  • Quinn pension plan could shift costs to schools

    Quinn pension plan could shift costs to schools
    As Gov. Pat Quinn seeks to overhaul Illinois' public employee pension system, one of the more politically tricky elements also happens to be the one he's talking about the least. The Democratic governor is calling on universities, community colleges...
  • Elmhurst Council OKs North York TIF district

    The Elmhurst City Council has given the green light to establishing the city's fourth tax-increment-financing district on North York Street. The council approved the district in an 11-1 vote Sept. 4. The district will extend along a narrow corridor on...
  • Employee awards survive Palm Beach County budget cuts

     
    Palm Beach County???s ???Golden Palm??? government employee awards managed to avoid the budget cutting ax, despite financial woes that Tuesday led to another property tax rate increase and $50 million in spending cutbacks. The county???s $4 billion budget...
  • Slogans or specifics? You be the judge

     
    A partial transcript of the back-and-forth between Bill Brady and the press corps at the State Fair on August 17. I went back to look at the videos because the question arose during Wednesday's gubernatorial debate whether Brady said local......
  • Gloucester personal property tax collections take big jump

     
    At the end of the 2009-10 budget year on June 30, Gloucester County had collected $252,743 less than anticipated from real estate taxes. You may or may not be shocked by that, depending on what happened with your real estate......