Illinois

 Ten years ago, Bonita Hatchett built her dream home in Flossmoor. A lawyer by trade, she moved to the south Chicago suburb to join a diverse community that included black professionals like herself. Read More

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 Avowed suburban Internet avoider Kathi Elwood and her husband got dragged online in a very public way thanks to what the Cook County assessor’s office says was a computer glitch that sent the Elwoods’ property tax appeal information to thousands of other homeowners. Read More

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 Property tax relief for Urbana residents appears to be slipping away fast, at least for this year. Read More

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Evanston aldermen, at a special meeting tonight, are scheduled to vote on a 15.5 percent increase in the property tax levy for the public library. Read More

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Cook County, Ill., has discovered approximately $9.4 million in new revenue thanks to a new state law and an analytics-based fraud detection solution. Read More

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Not only does Illinois have one of the most unfair tax systems in the country, but it terms of overall tax climate, it finishes in the bottom half, according to a new study from the Tax Foundation.Read More

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A decade-long legal battle between Naperville Unit District 203 and several taxing bodies in Warrenville has been settled with the city paying the school district $250,000. Read More

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A dispute over property taxes has erupted in the race for Illinois treasurer, with Democratic nominee Michael Frerichs having to explain why he failed to pay a type of property tax on space he leases for his political and legislative offices — the latter for six years in a row. Read More

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