Civic Federation Property Tax Primers
The Cook County property tax system is very complex and difficult to understand. To help educate the public about the tax process and hold elected officials accountable, the Civic Federation has prepared a series of primers about the various processes and associated governmental bodies that manage the Cook County property tax system. Also located on this page is a link to all Civic Federation research about property taxes, including blog posts and budget analyses.
Cook County Property Tax Appeals: A Primer on the Appeals Process with Comparative Data for 2000-2008, published on November 17, 2009
Assessment and Exemptions
Rates, Extensions and TIF
The Civic Federation's Position on the Cook County Property Tax System
Civic Federation Position on the Cook County Property Tax System, published on December 20, 2010