Illinois

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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Mary Lou and Tom Riley, owners of a Hazel Crest house that disappeared from Cook County property tax rolls, will be getting a refund check for more than $17,000.

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With all the snow this week and the brutal cold forecast for Chicago next week, it’s no wonder so many of us are dreaming of Hawaii right about now. But if you own your home, those daydreams may not only be weather-related: in Hawaii, homeowners are taxed at about one-eighth the rate that Illinois homeowners pay. Read More

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