Property Tax

Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks at a naturalization ceremony for 67 immigrants who became U.S. Citizens on July 3, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel: Fee Increase Needed To Make 911 Operations Self-Sufficient

Mayor Emanuel says it’s “premature” to say if a higher tax on phone bills could be used to reduce the property tax hike he’s planned to help shore up the pension system, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.


The air traffic control tower is seen behind the departures level of Terminal 2 at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo credit: Mira Oberman/AFP/Getty Images)

Homeowners Upset Over O’Hare Noise Win Property Tax Appeals

Residents of three choice Northwest Side neighborhoods have won property tax appeals — of up to nearly 12 percent — after arguing that the value of their homes has taken a nose dive due to new flight patterns at O’Hare International Airport.


Joseph Berrios

Time Running Out For Cook County Property Tax Amnesty

Time is running out for homeowners who received improper property tax deductions to qualify for amnesty.


City Hall

Mayor: No Property, Sales, Or Gas Tax Hike Next Year

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the city will not raise property, sales, or gasoline taxes to balance next year’s budget, but he was mum about which – if any – taxes might go up.


Photo Of A Cook County Property Tax Bill. (Helen Marshall/WBBM Photo)

Cook County Property Tax Bills To Be Sent On Schedule

For the first time in more than three decades, Cook County property owners will be getting their second installment tax bills on time.


Hospital Bed Generic

Big Tax Bill Could Be Coming For Northwestern’s Women’s Hospital

The Cook County Assessor’s Office is trying to collect property taxes from Prentice Women’s Hospital at Northwestern, as a dispute continues over the tax-exempt status of hospitals in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2011

Photo Of A Cook County Property Tax Bill. (Helen Marshall/WBBM Photo)

2 Investigators: Property Tax Discrepancies

Your property taxes are due this week. But some some owners are paying less than they should be and that means you could be paying more. 2 Investigator Pam Zekman first reported on these tax errors last year and the assessor’s office was supposed to correct them. So what happened?

CBS 2–03/30/2011

Illinois State Capitol

Pension Formula Would Boost Property Tax, Daley Warns

The Daley Administration is expressing alarm at Illinois House approved legislation officials say would mean a crippling property tax hike for city residents.

WBBM Newsradio–12/02/2010

Photo Of A Cook County Property Tax Bill. (Helen Marshall/WBBM Photo)

When Property Tax Bill Leaps, Reasons Can Be Complicated

Homeowners are getting their property tax bills and some are shockers. Anger and confusion is a common result.

CBS Chicago–11/23/2010