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New Study Shows Substantial Growth in Effective Tax Rates for Residential Properties
October 10, 2014

Appellate Court Sides with School Districts on Working Cash Fund Tax Rate Objections
October 3, 2014

Cook County Property Tax Incentives Continue to Expand
September 8, 2014

Cook County Assessed Values Continue to Decline
August 27, 2014

Tax Injunction Act Bars Challenge to Local Demolition Tax
June 26, 2014

New Law Changes Property Tax Assessments on Leasehold Interests at Military Bases
June 12, 2014

Continuing Care Retirement Community Denied Property Tax Exemption
April 7, 2014

Illinois Appellate Court Dismisses Assessment Challenge Seeking Writ of Mandamus
March 19, 2014

Court Upholds School District’s Transfer of Money from Working Cash Fund
February 12, 2014

Peotone Airport Legislation Contains Significant Changes to Property Tax Code
August 12, 2013

Cook County Assessed Values Continue to Decline for Fourth Straight Year
July 1, 2013

Illinois County Clerk’s Official Property Tax Manual Provides Comprehensive Resource for the Levy and Extension Process
May 9, 2013

Property Tax Data Can Aid School Districts in Budgeting and Levying
February 26, 2013

New Reports Show Significant Spending and Uneven Success with Economic Development Incentives
December 5, 2012

WSJ Article Reveals How Other States Equalize Education Funding
November 29, 2012

Property Taxes Impacting Ballot Access and FOIA Requests
October 31, 2012

Upscale Retirement Complex Denied Religious and Charitable Property Tax Exemptions
September 27, 2012

New Study Shows Declines in TIF Revenues
July 19, 2012

After Years of Judicial and Legislative Uncertainty Hospitals Receive Their Own Property Tax Exemption Under New Law
July 13, 2012

Cook County Aggregate Assessed Values Continue to Decline with Residential Assessments Leading the Way
July 9, 2012

Final 2011 Cook County Equalization Factor Released
May 14, 2012

Voluntary Payments in Lieu of Taxes a Growing Trend Nationwide
May 7, 2012

School Districts Across the Country Face Property Tax Refund Exposure
April 24, 2012

Appellate Court Reaffirms Exhaustion of Remedies Doctrine in Assessment Cases
April 4, 2012

Governor Lifts Moratorium on Hospital Property Tax Exemption Decisions
March 27, 2012

Explaining How Certain Tax Incentive Programs Work – Part II
February 1, 2012

Study Provides National Perspective on the Role of Tax Increment Financing
October 12, 2011

Cook County Assessments Continue Downward Drift with Residential Share Increasing
September 29, 2011

Illinois Appellate Court Upholds Denial of Religious Property Tax Exemption
August 24, 2011

Illinois Department of Revenue Denies Charitable Property Tax Exemptions to Three Hospitals
August 24, 2011

Explaining How Certain Tax Incentive Programs Work
August 15, 2011

Appellate Court Clears the Way for Improvements at a Golf Course to Receive Favorable “Open Space” Designation
August 10, 2011

Final 2010 Cook County Equalization Factor Released
August 10, 2011

Divided Appellate Court Denies Tax Exemption for Sale-Leaseback Property
August 4, 2011

Illinois Appellate Court Refines the Role of Comparable Sales in Assessment Disputes
July 18, 2011

Cook County Preliminary Equalization Factor Released
June 28, 2011

Illinois Supreme Court Rules on the Reach of the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (PTELL)
June 2, 2011

Illinois Supreme Court Clarifies Calculation of Interest on Property Tax Refunds
May 24, 2011

Charitable Exemptions for Hospitals Remains a Hot Topic
May 9, 2011

Appellate Court Strikes Down Legal Challenges to TIF and Business Districts
March 23, 2011

Appellate Court Holds Unpaid Property Taxes Are Debt to Municipality Preventing Ballot Access
March 9, 2011

Illinois Supreme Court Strikes Down Tax Rate Objection
March 9, 2011

Cook County Amends Debt Disclosure Ordinance to Include Pension Liability Information
February 23, 2011

Federal Appellate Court Issues Rare Property Tax Decision
February 22, 2011

Illinois Supreme Court Finds Millennium Park Usage Agreement to be Non-Taxable License
January 3, 2011

Increases in Cook County Residential Property Tax Bills Due in Large Part to Tax Burden Shift
December 15, 2010

Special Assessment Practices for Wind Energy Devices and Farmland
December 14, 2010

Final 2009 Cook County Equalization Factor Released
September 29, 2010

Due Date for First Installment of 2010 Cook County Property Taxes Moved
September 17, 2010

Hospitals’ Charity Care May Affect Property Tax Exemptions
August 5, 2010

Governor Quinn Signs SB3638, Creates Taxpayer Action Boards and Expands Exemptions
August 3, 2010

Department of Revenue Releases Preliminary Cook County Equalization Factor
August 2, 2010

Long-Standing Practice Of Working Cash Transfers Validated By General Assembly
July 28, 2010

Bankruptcy Sale Found Insufficient to Support Assessment Reduction
June 18, 2010

Voluntary Payment Doctrine Alive and Well in Illinois
June 8, 2010

Constitutional Challenge to County School Facility Occupation Tax Allowed to Proceed
May 4, 2010

Illinois Appellate Court Reviews the Reach of the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (PTELL)
April 23, 2010

Illinois Supreme Court Rejects Hospital’s Claim for Charitable Property Tax Exemption
April 1, 2010

Several Recent Reports Focus on Illinois Property Tax System
March 5, 2010

Appellate Court Prevents Taxpayer from Dismissing PTAB Appeal before School District Could File Evidence
January 28, 2010

Protecting Revenue Through Involvement in Property Tax Exemption Proceedings
December 10, 2009

Illinois Supreme Court Rules on Whether to Accept Several Note-Worthy Property Tax Cases
December 4, 2009

Appellate Court Decisions Clarify Role of Class Action Lawsuits in Property Tax Litigation
November 19, 2009

Public Notice of Adopted Levy Required by the Truth in Taxation Law May Now Include Reference to Tax Cap Limitations
October 2, 2009

Cook County Passes Debt Disclosure Ordinance
September 29, 2009

Crain's Chicago Business Names James C. Franczek, Jr. to its List of "Who's Who in Chicago Business"
September 28, 2009

Cook County First Installment Property Taxes Will Now Be 55% of Prior Year (Rather than 50%)
August 18, 2009

Fundamental Changes in Cook County Property Tax Assessments on the Horizon
August 11, 2009

Millennium Park Restaurant at Center of Appellate Court Opinion Clarifying When Property is Taxable
July 15, 2009

Appellate Court Clarifies How Interest is to be Paid on Property Tax Refunds
July 10, 2009

Recent Appellate Court Decision Shines Light on Certificates of Error
June 23, 2009

Circuit Court Grants First Petition to Intervene in Tax Objection Complaints
May 15, 2009

Illinois Appellate Court Holds That School District Opposition to Property Tax Exemptions Must Be Timely
May 6, 2009

Court Upholds Objections to Permanent Transfers from Working Cash Fund
April 9, 2009

PTAB Proposes Charging Filing Fees for Property Tax Appeals
March 3, 2009

Cook County Board Adopts 10/25 Levels of Assessment
September 24, 2008

A Review of the Supreme Court’s 2007-2008 Term
August 13, 2008