Cook County

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New Directions for the Office of The Clerk of the Cook County Circuit Court: First 100 Days Progress Report

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Final Cook County Coronavirus Relief Fund Allocations

Cook County has accounted for all $429 million in Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) funding the County received through the federal CARES Act in 2020,…

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Estimated Effective Property Tax Rates 2009-2018: Selected Municipalities in Northeastern Illinois

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Cook County Issues $500 Million In Bonds In January 2021

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Pretrial Reform Efforts in Illinois and Outcomes from Other States

Recently, Cook County, the State of Illinois and other jurisdictions across the U.S. have begun to implement policy changes to reduce reliance on monetary bail and release more individuals while awaiting trial. These changes come amid a…

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Cook County Preliminary Year-End Budget Results for FY2020

Despite large revenue losses associated with the economic downturn caused by COVID-19, Cook County’s preliminary 2020 budget results for the fiscal year that ended on November 30, 2020 show a positive year-end balance. Based on the…

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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…

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Cook County FY2021 Executive Budget Recommendation: Analysis and Recommendations

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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…

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