Tag Archives: property taxes

CN Aug 3 2017

  Mike Fourcher tells us that school vouchers could be coming to Illinois. That’s been a key objective of the Republicans for a long time, and the Governor may have introduced them as he performed his amendatory veto of the … Continue reading

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CN June 15 2017

We’re just a couple of weeks away from the dreaded “second installment” of Cook County property taxes, which will be due, most likely, on August 1. But if you’re a property owner, have you ever scanned that bill and wondered, … Continue reading

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CN Feb 18 2016

  George Schmidt was a teacher in the CPS system for 28 years. He’s been affiliated with the CTU for much of that time. He’s currently a member of its House of Delegates. He’s also the founder, and still the driving … Continue reading

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CN October 8, 2015

(In case you’re not in the mood for 40-minutes of conversation about Tax Increment Financing, we’ve provided times so that you can jump to that particular topic.) Chicago’s budget director Alex Holt drops in to talk TIFs. Holt argues that TIFs … Continue reading

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CN June 5, 2014

  Mike Sneed got the ball rolling by publishing a couple of thoughtful pieces about the forgotten legacy of Jane Byrne. It seemed unfair, she said, that this pioneering mayor – Chicago’s first and only female chief executive – should … Continue reading

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