Cook County Assessment Crooks Go Down

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: TWO FORMER COOK COUNTY BOARD OF REVIEW ANALYSTS CONVICTED OF ACCEPTING $1,500 BRIBE TO FACILITATE $10,000 PROPERTY TAX REDUCTION CHICAGO ― Two former analysts for the Cook County Board of Review were … Continue reading

Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas Fails the Telephone Access Test

I see the mention of the Village of Barrington Hill’s failure to answer Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas’ request for debt information in Tuesday’s Chicago Tribune editorial. That failure was noticed and memorialized by The Barrington Hills Observer. On that … Continue reading

Compare Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas’ Miniscule and Governor Pat Quinn’s Property Taxes to Yours

The inequity of the Illinois real estate tax system hit home again last Thursday as I read Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mark Brown’s piece. In it, he points out that Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas has her Water Tower Place condo … Continue reading