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09.13.19

In the State of Illinois, non-home rule units of government located in counties subject to the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (PTELL) are limited in the size of their annual property tax extension to 5% or the increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI), whichever is less. However, the...

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08.29.19

The Wall Street Journal

This article covered the City of Chicago's significant financial challenges ahead of Mayor Lori Lightfoot's State of the City address. Civic Federation President Laurence Msall said that the Mayor...

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The Civic Federation
CPS must close a $100 million budget deficit in FY2020. That’s dramatically smaller than fiscal years 2014 through… https://t.co/kcMmzyRC8d
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Cook County’s public health system has sounded an alarm about the increasing cost of uncompensated care, saying tha… https://t.co/CiBjXd6YFF
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None of the non-home rule governments in Chicago have ever tried to raise property taxes via PTELL referendum, so a… https://t.co/JhxBjgyFnY