Cook County

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Residential Effective Property Tax Rates Increased Across Cook County in Last Decade

The Civic Federation recently released its annual Effective Property Tax Rates report, which…

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Cook County Pension Unfunded Liabilities Increased $3.8 Billion in Last Decade

Since the beginning of FY2009, the Cook County Pension Fund has seen an increase in its liabilities not covered by assets, or the unfunded liability, of nearly $3.8 billion. The increase is attributable to a number of factors and has…

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Estimated Effective Property Tax Rates 2008-2017: Selected Municipalities in Northeastern Illinois

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Estimated Full Value of Real Estate in Cook County Still Below 2006 Levels

The Civic Federation recently released its annual estimate of the full value of property in Cook…

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Estimated Full Value of Real Property in Cook County: 2008-2017

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Cook County Health Warns of “Unsustainable” Growth in Unpaid Care

Cook County’s public health system has sounded an alarm about the increasing cost of services for which it does not receive reimbursement, saying that Cook County Health will not be able to fulfill its…

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Medicaid Panel Urges Review of Hospital Detox Services for Opioid Addiction

A key Illinois Medicaid panel has recommended that the State move away from costly and often ineffective…

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Cook County’s Newly Formed Independent Revenue Forecasting Commission Holds First Meeting

A Commission created to analyze an annual five-year forecast of Cook County revenues held its…

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New Bond Court Report and Data Provide Answers, Raise More Questions

The Cook County Chief Judge’s Office recently released a report and…

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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…