Cook County Asessments – What Did Harold Washington Say?

Read an article in the Chicago Sun-Times today in which Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says she is still supporting Cook County Democratic Party Chairman Joe Berrios for re-election as County Assessor.

Two studies by academics have shown that higher valued homes are assessed at a higher percentage of market value than those worth the least.

No problem as far as Preckwinkle goes.

She “said the problems with the assessment system are at least 40 years old.”

So, thirty to forty years ago, I created a map showing how the poorer parts of Chicago were assessed way higher than the richer townships.

My figures came right out of the property tax statistics published annually by the Illinois Department of Revenue.

When State Senator Ginny MacDonald took the map to a hearing on her bill to allow the Cook County Board of (Assessment) Review to use township factor (multipliers), as is done elsewhere in Illinois, State Senator Harold Washington walked into the hearing room at the old State of Illinois Building.

He looked at the map showing the West and South sides of Chicago were assessed much higher than elsewhere.

His comment:

“They did that to us.”


Cook County Asessments – What Did Harold Washington Say? — 26 Comments

  1. Toni “Bigfoot” Taxwinkle owes her livelihood to the low I.Q.
    useful idiot DEMOCRAT voters of Crook County.
    Without them she would be lucky to get a job moping floors and
    cleaning toilets at the county building.

  2. Harold Washington, that closet case who helped ruin Chicago!

    Also in 1984, Washington issued a directive for all city department heads to take part in a community meeting with a broad-based representation of Chicago’s gay and lesbian organizations and businesses from all parts of the city. The following year, Washington established the city’s first official Committee on Gay and Lesbian Issues. This body would become today’s Chicago Commission on Human Relations’ Advisory Council on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues, which oversees the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame. As mayor, Washington also appointed the first openly gay or lesbian full-time coordinator of LGBT issues in Chicago’s history.

  3. Democrats know how to run cities and states into the ground. Detroit is an example. Also the State of Illinois. They made this State the fiscally worst of 57, ugh 50, in the U.S. Of course they also goofed up the finances of the Chicago Public School system and our current Democrat governor bailed them out.

    On 60’s radicals, there was a radical left wing extremist husband/wife couple back in late 60’s, early 70’s, who bombed buildings. That couple was on the wanted list by the bureau from dc, then went underground, reemerged and then got jobs as teachers in universities in Crook County. How nuts is that? They were even friends with the last president.

  4. A majority of Democrat voters and supporters in some areas apparently don’t care about character. Its about the anticipated government handouts. Look at DC. A mayor there named Berry went to prison for drugs, served his time, came out, ran for mayor, and the huge majority Democrats there elected him again.

  5. Tommy Snowflake,
    Voting for Trump over a LYING, SOCIALIST, ALINSKYITE, DEMOCRAT who’s goal
    was to further destroy America was a no brainer.
    But then you wouldn’t understand that, would you Tommy ?
    Have yourself a wonderful day, and don’t forget to vote for
    Jeanie Ives in the primary – MAGA !

  6. Look. Look again. Look closer. Isn’t that a moving truck coming your way in the horizon? God bless immigrants, especially undocumented immigrants. Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, meow, meow…

  7. Harold Washington said, “They did that to us”. The “They” was Democrats in Chicago/Crook County who for many decades have taken for granted the votes from low and moderate income citizens. When one looks at big cities around the Nation, such as Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore, it is Democrats who have been running those cities and running them into the ground.

  8. All Prickwrinkle knows is tax and more tax…she wanted a .05 cents per round tax on Ammo…then put a $75 tax on all guns sold in Crook County..which all gun buyers immediately went to collar counties…then had the failed sweet soda tax…cook county will never change………….

  9. Angel Llavona, I do await them. And I have enough ammo, too.

    All this fuss about ‘protecting the schools!) from pharmaceutically drugged out public school products, but nothing about ‘protecting the nation’ from a Third World Invasion.

    Llavona your illegal invaders kill … they kill us culturally, financially, politically and even physically.

    At some point you are going to pay fro your crimes!

  10. This comment has absolutely nothing to do with Cal’s post but it needs to stated:

    Read about some of Llavona’s “undocumented immigrants” aka illegal aliens.

    Does Llavona really expect God to bless Rolando Ortiz?

  11. Compassionate conservative christians: remember, Jesus was also an immigrant. God bless all immigrants. Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, meow, meow…

  12. Hmmmm. Jesus an immigrant? Perhaps in a twisted theological sense.

    When Angel tries to preach his heresies and blasphemies here, maybe its time to ban the devil-angel!

    God created the peoples of the world. But he put them in their particular places.

    Germany for Germans, Punjab for Punjabis, Mexico for Mexicans.

    —- the devil is all about chaos, which includes genetic and societal chaos.

  13. Well there we have found out answers to all the ills in the world. A blog poster by the name of Angel is actually the devil. ole, taxpayer has got the winning ticket right there. Hmmm. just a quick question taxpayer, where do the Native American Indians fit in your world?

  14. No such thing as natives on the North American Continent.

    Human life began in Africa and then migrated to Europe and Asia. Humans migrated east in Asia and then crossed the land bridge between what is now Russia and Alaska. Humans then came down the west coast of the North American Continent.

    People who come to the U.S. illegally, such as sneaking across the borders or overstaying their visas, should be considered invaders. They are illegal. And, they have friends in the Democrat Party who condone their behavior and give them sanctuary.

  15. Heresies and blasphemies; Hmmmmmmm. Before I arrive in hell, I beg my compassionate conservative christians to read Matthew 2: 13-23. Forty five seconds max. It is not about the Deep State or the New World Order, I promise. Stay tuned…tic, tock, meow, meow, tic, tock…

  16. …England for the English…Oooooops! This is getting really complicated now. Stay tuned…tic, tock, meow, meow…

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