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New law would require landlords in Cook County, possibly elsewhere in IL, to give financial data to tax assessors

By Dan Churney | Mar 14, 2019

If a Democrat-sponsored bill passes in Springfield, owners of countless rental properties in Cook County and potentially elsewhere in Illinois will have to turn over the property's financial records every year to their county assessor's office for tax calculation.

Cook County retirees outnumber active employees in two years

By Chris Lentino, Illinois Policy Institute | Nov 17, 2017

Recently released data shows retirees outpacing active employees, adding pressure to an already stressed pension fund.

Cook County repeals 'pop tax,' but lawsuits it spurred are still pending - though perhaps not for long

By Jonathan Bilyk | Oct 12, 2017

CHICAGO - The Cook County “pop tax” will soon be a thing of the past, after the Cook County Board buckled to public pressure and repealed the widely panned and unpopular penny-per-ounce tax on soda and a wide range of other sweetened drinks.

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