State Bonuses for County Officials in Crosshairs of Budget Cutters

What might be characterized as thinly-disguised bribes to keep county officials running for the Illinois General Assembly have come under attack in the Daily Herald in an article by Jack Griffin. Called “stipends,” they are payments to county officials for … Continue reading

How Real Estate Tax Rates Are Set – Tax Levies, Extensions and the Tax Cap

A comment from Allen Skillicorn to my article on the Sun City overlapping tax district inequities prompted an explanation of how tax rates are set by county clerks. Here is Skillicorn’s comment: With a 1 yr average, I assume the … Continue reading