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Irving Myrick only recently discovered that the property taxes on the retirement home he bought in Markham in 2012 were double what he thought he'd owe at the time of purchase. Now he’s fighting just to be able to afford to keep the house.
A new formula for calculating Cook County property taxes – one that aims to minimize the impact on low-income wage earners – was announced May 1 by the Cook County assessor's office and will go into effect this year.
Cook County had 22,458 public employees – 0.43 percent of the county's population, according to 2016 Illinois State Comptroller financial reports.
Cook is among the Illinois counties that employ the fewest government workers per capita, according to 2016 Illinois State Comptroller financial reports.
Cook County spent $1,063 per capita in 2016, Illinois State Comptroller financial reports show.
Cook tops the list in Illinois with the highest spending per capita in 2016, Illinois State Comptroller financial reports show.
Chicago residents prepaid $249 million in property taxes for 2018, according to a Blockshopper.com analysis of local data.
A Cook County judge Wednesday ordered the garnishment of U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush’s congressional paycheck to help repay more than $1 million for a loan taken out to buy a church in Englewood.
More than 119,000 Cook County residents prepaid their property taxes for 2018, according to a Blockshopper.com analysis of local data.
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District has been busy, over the past decade, protecting Lake Michigan, cleaning up Cook County rivers and streams, treating sewage and alleviating flooding.
In a ruling with potentially far-reaching implications for government moves to privatize public functions, a Cook County judge Thursday declared that documents of the nonprofit agency that operates Navy Pier are subject to state open record laws.
Cook County's High Abortion Rate
Home Sales in Cook County
Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios is touting his ongoing mission to modernize and advance County Assessment practices.
Since 2005, there have been at least 113 police shootings in suburban Cook County.
Chicago Alderman Joe Moore thinks there’s a simpler way to deal with Cook County’s regressive tax system.
Bob Fioretti is convinced eight years of Toni Preckwinkle as Cook County Board president is more than enough for local taxpayers.
An advisory referendum allowing Cook County voters to decide whether recreational marijuana should be legal for people age 21 and older could be on the March 20 ballot.
Ammie Kessem got the chance to exchange some thought with attorney general hopeful Erika Harold recently.
The recent repeal of the controversial sweetened-drink tax by the Cook County Board drew statewide and national attention, but the battle over the county's budget and taxes rages on.