Illinois

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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Property owners filed more than 6,500 assessment appeals this year in Boone and Winnebago counties, hoping to lessen their annual property tax bite. Read More
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Until I learned recently that Benjamin Franklin said “nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes,” I had always assumed that the author of that famous quote was from Illinois. Read More

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Batavia District 101 school board members agreed to seek 13 percent more from taxpayers to operate schools next year, and a vocal opponent believes it's time to form a local tax watchdog group to keep its eye on government spending. Read More

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