| Aug 3, 2011
| 7:37 PM
If you've fought to lower your property taxes, but failed, you're going to want to see our WGN investigation. We found that if you've got the right family connection, you have a spectacular chance to lower your property tax.
You may not know his name,...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 3:49 PM
Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez won the expected endorsement of Democratic slatemakers Thursday despite complaints from some African-American ward leaders about what they said was her failure to reach out to the black community.
| Oct 19, 2011
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...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 1:25 PM
Cook County will start using benchmarks such as wait times at hospitals and employee sick time as part of a plan to set performance standards.
Quarterly reports will be released to show whether goals are met, officials said today.
“This is the...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 12:40 PM
A joint investigation by WGN-TV, Chicago Magazine and the Better Government Association raises ethical questions about the head of the Cook County Ethics Board.
Once a month, tucked away on the 30th floor of the County building, a group of men and...
| Jan 24, 2010
Not long after developer Anthony Rossi got City Hall approval for a much-needed zoning change in downtown Chicago, he received a surprising phone call from the speaker of the Illinois House.
Michael J. Madigan wasn't calling to talk about state issues....