Cook County

December 23, 2020

Cook County’s Property Tax

Cook County government has historically kept its property tax levy relatively flat, especially when compared to the other largest government bodies in Cook County including the City of Chicago and Chicago Public Schools, both of which have…

November 19, 2020

Cook County FY2021 Executive Budget Recommendation: Analysis and Recommendations

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October 30, 2020

Estimated Full Value of Real Estate in Cook County Saw Six Straight Years of Growth Between 2012-2018

The full market value of real estate in Cook County was $609.6 billion in tax assessment year 2018 according to an annual estimate released by the Civic Federation…

October 29, 2020

Estimated Full Value of Real Property in Cook County: 2009-2018

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September 25, 2020

Cook County Board Approves Inspector General Changes to Improve Reports

At a meeting on September 24, the Cook County Board approved changes in the operations of the County’s Inspector General’s Office, including

September 22, 2020

New Directions for the Office of the Clerk of the Cook County Circuit Court: Recommendations for Planning and Transitioning to New Leadership


September 18, 2020

Public Health System Seeks Increased Tax Support from Cook County

UPDATE: On September 21, the Cook County Health (CCH) Board approved by a vote of eight to three an amended FY2021 proposed budget with $40…

July 17, 2020

Cook County’s FY2020 and FY2021 Budget Forecasts Significantly Impacted by COVID-19

On June 26, 2020, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle issued a preliminary budget forecast for fiscal year 2021,…

June 12, 2020

The Final 2019 Cook County Equalization Factor is 2.9160

The Illinois Department of Revenue recently announced that the final equalization factor for the Cook County 2019 property assessment year (…

May 28, 2020

Cook County Seeks Consulting Services to Review Electronic Monitoring Practices

Changes could be coming to Cook County’s pretrial electronic monitoring program as the Cook County President’s Office looks to hire a consultant to examine best practices and potential alternatives to the way the Sheriff’s electronic…