December 17, 2010
This report articulates the Civic Federation’s overall position on the Cook County property tax system. The report expresses the Federation’s vision for a better property tax system and serves as a framework against which proposals to change the Cook County property tax system may be evaluated.
The report identifies positive and negative features of the current system as well as unintended consequences. It should be read in conjunction with four descriptive primers recently published by the Civic Federation.