Cook County

June 12, 2019

The Final 2018 Cook County Equalization Factor is 2.9109

The Illinois Department of Revenue recently announced that the final equalization factor for the Cook County…

May 3, 2019

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District and Cook County Approve Intergovernmental Agreement for Inspector General

After several years of study and discussions, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) approved an intergovernmental agreement with Cook County for the MWRD to share services of the Cook County Office of the…

April 3, 2019

Civic Federation Unable to Support Assessor Kaegi’s Mandatory Disclosure Legislation, Urges Implementation of Robust Voluntary System First

The Civic Federation supports Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi’s goals of a more accurate and transparent assessment system, as well as his goal of getting assessments right the first time, which will reduce the cost of appeals to…

January 18, 2019

Ten-Year Trend Shows Increase in Effective Property Tax Rates for Cook County Communities

The Civic Federation recently released its annual Effective Property Tax Rates report, which examines two- and ten-year trends in estimated…

January 8, 2019

Estimated Effective Property Tax Rates 2007-2016: Selected Municipalities in Northeastern Illinois

Click here to read the full report.

November 28, 2018

Civic Federation 2019 Legislative Priorities

2019 Civic Federation Legislative Priorities The Civic Federation's legislative priorities for 2019 include …

October 25, 2018

Cook County FY2019 Executive Budget Recommendation: Analysis and Recommendations

Click here to read the full report. The Civic Federation supports Cook County’s proposed FY2019 budget of $5.9 billion because…

October 3, 2018

City of Chicago Increases Tax on Liquid Nicotine Products

Consumers of liquid nicotine in the City of Chicago will now pay more for liquid nicotine following the passage of…

July 13, 2018

2017 Cook County Property Taxes Rates Report Released and Second Installment Property Tax Bills Mailed

Cook County Clerk David Orr’s office released the 2017 Cook County Tax Rates report on June 20, 2018 and shortly after…

June 29, 2018

Cook County Board Expands Video Gaming into Unincorporated Areas

Beginning in August 2018, establishments with liquor licenses in unincorporated areas of Cook County will be able to offer video gaming on automated gambling machines based on an ordinance amendment passed by the Cook County Board of…