| Nov 5, 2014
| 12:03 PM
Voters on Tuesday cast ballots overwhelmingly in support of New Trier Township High School District 203's referendum request to borrow $89 million to help pay for a proposed $100 million renovation of the Winnetka campus.
With all 52 precincts...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 10:13 AM
The March warning was clear: Park Ridge officials heard that unless matters changed by December, the City Council would have to raise Park Ridge's property tax levy by 16.38 percent, or $2.9 million, to cover the ballooning debt owed by a special taxing...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 9:49 AM
Park Ridge aldermen were told on Monday that as of this week, the city will seek $21.5 million in property taxes from residents next year.
That figure, they were told, represents $4,121,751 more than last year, an increase of 23.22 percent over last...
| Oct 1, 2014
Park Ridge officials say the city has a problem: Its sewer system needs tens, if not hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of work in the coming years to handle seemingly increasing amounts of stormwater.
But the choices on how to pay for the...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 10:41 AM
The outlook for Park Ridge's 2014 property tax levy has improved slightly, which means the city won't have to seek the 23.22 percent hike originally planned for next month, officials said.
The currently proposed levy is now 22.09 percent higher than...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 5:13 PM
HAMPTON — Senior citizens eligible for a program exempting them from paying property taxes will have an additional two years before the city eliminates the program.
The City Council agreed unanimously Wednesday evening to delay the start date of...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 4:11 PM
ISLE OF WIGHT — When property tax bills went out last May, county residents got their first exposure to the cost of the county's new stormwater management program via a fee tacked onto their tax bills.
But one local church, Calvary Baptist, has...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 7:14 AM
Michelle Trivigno has been busy lately consulting tax tables.
The Delaware Township, N.J., tax collector is trying to figure out the amount of tax revenue that will flow to the township each year if the $1 billion PennEast natural gas transmission line...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 12:04 PM
In Anne Arundel County, the property tax is on the chopping block. In Howard and Harford counties, the stormwater management fee — derided as the "rain tax" — is being targeted.
Even in cash-strapped Baltimore — where a Republican...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 4:37 PM
The campaign is over but remnants of the fight between Gov. Pat Quinn and Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner remain as lawmakers return to Springfield this week, with the Democrat looking to score a final victory by raising the state's minimum wage while the...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 6:42 PM
Baseball fans remember Bill Veeck mostly for his bizarre stunts.
The maverick team owner once signed a player with dwarfism, then sent the 3-foot-7 batter to the plate to draw a walk.
Another time, he let the crowd hold up placards to dictate in-...