Illinois

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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Ludlow school board Thursday approved its tax levy, which shows a 9.89 percent increase over last year. Read More

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 Mt. Vernon Township High School may file an objection to an appeal by Truck Centers, Inc., to lower the truck dealer’s market value. Read More

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