Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was joined today by officials from the Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM), Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways (DoTH), Forest Preserves of Cook County, Cook County Health, Cook County Department of Public Health and Cook County Facilities Management to discuss Cook County’s preparations for the extreme cold weather.
The Cook County Board of Commissioners today approved two proposals from President Toni Preckwinkle’s Bureau of Economic Development (BED) that will provide tax incentives to businesses in Cook County.
In Chicagoland's poorest suburb, just three miles from the Indiana border, property owners have discovered the most effective strategy yet for avoiding Illinois' highest-in-the-nation property taxes. Stop paying.
In November 2017, Christine Johnson paid $22,000 – $22,500 in today's dollars – for a two-bedroom, 912-square-foot home at 14232 S. Stewart Ave. in Riverdale. The home's 2017 property taxes were $2,221, an effective rate then of approximately 10 percent.