Tribune Assessment Article Features 2% Effective Tax Rate for Overtaxed Chicago Homeowner

I was reading the second of the Chicago Tribune’s article on real estate assessments in Cook County and was struck be the following paragraph: In the end, the property taxes she paid that year represented more than 2 percent of … Continue reading

Empty Offices – Ex-Aldrwoman Arenda Troutman and Ex-Governor Richard Ogilvie

Is anyone surprised that indicted ex-Chicago Alderman Arenda Troutman didn’t leave anything in her office for her 20th Ward successor Willie Cochran? After all, this is the woman that had this fun-loving photograph on her web page. The only thing … Continue reading

Empty Offices – Ex-Aldrwoman Arenda Troutman and Ex-Governor Richard Ogilvie

Is anyone surprised that indicted ex-Chicago Alderman Arenda Troutman didn’t leave anything in her office for her 20th Ward successor Willie Cochran? After all, this is the woman that had this fun-loving photograph on her web page. The only thing … Continue reading