Cook County

South Suburbs fighting Cook County on proposed change to financial incentive

South suburban officials are raising their voices against a proposed change by Cook County to the Class 8 and other tax exemption that would force contractors to pay a prevailing wage on business work sites.

Approval likely for tax break extension at Flossmoor’s Ingalls facility

Flossmoor village board members are expected to approve an additional property tax break for the local Ingalls Family Care Center. Following a presentation Monday by two Ingalls officials, there were no objections to a continuation of the Family Care Center's Class 8 tax incentive.

Cook County targets South Suburbs in economic development initiative

County officials discuss a report that explores the challenges for economic development in the South Suburbs.

Tuesday meeting to provide information on tax assessments, appeals

Rich Township residents are invited to a Tuesday, Sept. 19, workshop on Cook County property assessment appeals.

The meeting will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Country Club Hills Village Hall, 4200 W. 183rd Street. 
Each year, the Cook County Assessor's Office reassesses one-third of the nearly 1.8 million parcels of property located in Cook County. This year, the assessor's office is reassessing properties located in the South Suburbs. 

Homewood backs property tax reduction for new Krispy Kreme site

By a 5 to 1 vote, Homewood trustees approved a resolution Tuesday, June 28, in support of Class 8 property tax relief for the site where Krispy Kreme will be building a doughnut shop this summer.

Assistance for Cook County tax appeals available at local event Jan. 5

Property owners in Rich and Thornton Townships have until Jan. 8 to appeal their property tax assessments. Information on the process will be available at a property tax assessment appeal forum at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 5 at All Nations Community Church, 18620 Kedzie Ave. in Homewood.

Filing a property tax assessment appeal may lead to a lower property tax burden for many of your constituents. 

Walmart wins Class 8 tax break, gets tough questions from Homewood residents

Walmart is coming to Homewood. But the retail giant's reception will be mixed at best, if the prevailing views expressed at the Homewood Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday are any indication. (Story updated at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday)

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