Illinois

Voters in Illinois said no to a number of money requests by school districts. In O’fallon a property tax increase for District 90 was rejected by more than a thousand votes. In Fairview Heights a property tax increase for the Grant School District was also rejected, leaving the district to borrow money to get through next year. Read More

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The Illinois state House has approved a bill that would limit local government borrowing through backdoor property tax hikes, the Illinois Review reports. Read More

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The way some local governments ask for property taxes can look a lot like going to a restaurant. Read More

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The Illinois House has passed a proposal that aims to limit some backdoor property tax hikes fueled by local government borrowing. Read More

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For Chicago homeowners, the sun is setting on the 7 percent cap on property assessment increases — a break created during the real estate boom to rein in steep property tax hikes. Read More

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Just days before the election, the challenger to incumbent Cunningham Township Assessor Dan Stebbins' office says 2013 has shown a "pattern of systemic overassessment." Read More

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Joliet Cold Storage will move forward with plans to open a cold storage warehouse in Joliet. Read More

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A worker for the Cook County assessor's office is charged with accepting $9,000 in kickbacks for helping property owners get homeowner exemption refunds, according to Cook County prosecutors. Read More

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An Illinois appellate court this week overturned a ruling that would have created a sweeping tax exemption for private golf courses, which could have shifted the burden to other taxpayers. Read More

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Working to lower property taxes for families across Illinois, State Rep. Kate Cloonen (D-Kankakee) advanced a measure out of the House Revenut Committee Thursday. Read More

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Both Urbana hospitals have won property tax exemptions from the Illinois Department of Revenue, with the help of a new Illinois law passed last summer that set new standards for hospitals to qualify. Read More

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 Acting under provisions of a seldom-used state law, the Calhoun County Board has voted unanimously to fire its elected supervisor of assessments, effective immediately. Read More

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Assessments that exceed allowed state levels have prompted the Illinois Department of Revenue to stop reimbursing its half of the Calhoun County assessor's salary. Read More

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Roscoe clinic disputes Winnebago County’s tax assessment NorthPointe Wellness Center is seeking a 65 percent reduction in its property assessment that could dramatically lower its property tax bill and, in turn, the revenue it sends to two school districts and eight other local governments. Read More

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The City Council passed a resolution recommending a significant property tax break for a former warehouse just south of the Little Calumet River that has sat empty in recent years. Read More

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Five property owners sued Madison County, former Treasurer Fred Bathon and others Thursday, claiming that buyers of delinquent taxes conspired to rob property owners of millions of dollars. Read More

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Alan Zielinski, candidate for Grafton Township Assessor, wants to make sure taxpayers’ dollars get the highest return on their investment. Read More

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Bid-rigging in the sale of liens on tax-delinquent property in Madison County may have affected nearly 10,000 parcels and dramatically increased interest rates owners had to pay on more than $17 million in back taxes and related costs, a Post-Dispatch analysis shows. Read More

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A local representative wants to cut back funding even more by freezing our property tax rates. Read More

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It’s been two years and counting since Richard Kramer asked a state board to weigh in on what he feels is an unfair property tax assessment. Read More

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