Laws & Taxes

Laws & Taxes

Gov. Blagojevich urges seniors and disabled persons to sign-up for Illinois Cares Rx and...

CHICAGO - Governor Rod R. Blagojevich today is urging older adults and people with disabilities to apply for Illinois Cares Rx and Circuit Breaker...

Scavenger Sale Registration Opens, Pappas Announces

For Properties with Two Years of Unpaid Taxes since 1987 CHICAGO, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Registration continues through December 13 for participation in the 2007...

Revenue Department reports record high number of taxpayers filed online in 2007

E-Filing saved state $3.7 million in processing expenses SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) today announced a record high number of taxpayers chose...

A few ways to deal with leaping taxes

Your real estate tax assessment shows another jump. Used to be, we suffered from creeping taxes -- now it's leaping taxes. Two of our...

Illinois school reform a taxing situation

MOLINE, Illinois -- Ask Moline superintendent Dr. Cal Lee about school funding, and he puts it clearly. "Property tax is an unfair method for funding...

Property tax is very flawed

Property taxes are an imperfect way to tax people. Just how unfair property taxes can be was on display earlier this week in the story...

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Investigation by CHA and HUD Inspectors General ends with guilty plea...

The Chicago Housing Authority will receive restitution for money stolen by a former contractor and her husband after the pair pleaded guilty to stealing funds intended for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, a crime that was exposed following an investigation by the CHA’s Office of the Inspector General.

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The Sky’s the Limit as Realtors® Gather in Chicago

The National Association of Realtors® kicks off its annual conference in Chicago today with a focus on education and opportunity. More than 20,000 Realtors® and guests from around the world are expected to attend the 2017 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, which runs through November 6 at McCormick Place convention center.

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Quigley Fights to Expand Affordable Housing and Protect Vital Infrastructure Investments

Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) fought to expand federal housing assistance and protect funding and eligibility for vital infrastructure programs that improve the economy and support local communities, including projects in Chicago and Cook County. His efforts come as the House Appropriations Committee considers the FY15 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill Fisher Investments Jay Carlson