Cook County

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Status of Local Pension Funding 1996: An Evaluation of Nine Local Pension Funds within Cook County & the Five Collar County Funds in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund

A 6-year trend analysis of indicators that measure the financial health and performance of 9 major local government pension funds from 1991 to 1996.

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Local Government Fees and User Charges: A Trend Analysis of the Reliance on Fees and User Charges of Five Local Governments in Cook County

This report examined trends in the reliance of 5 local governments in Cook County on fees and charges as a source of revenue from 1989-1995.

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Evaluating Local Government Financial Health: Financial Indicators for Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, & Will Counties (Executive Summary)

This report analyzes the financial condition of the 6 county governments in northeastern Illinois by evaluating a series of indicators measuring quality of reporting, liquidity, cash solvency, budgetary solvency, financial stability &…

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Assessing the Impact of Tax Increment Financing in Northeastern Illinois: Empirical Analysis and Case Studies (Executive Summary)

This research study analyzed the effect tax increment financing has upon economic development and the property tax base in the 6 counties of northeastern Illinois and selected municipalities in that region.

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A Primer on the Property Tax with Special Application to Cook County, Illinois

A research paper that explores the relationships between key variables of the Illinois property tax system, such as the timing effect in tax calculations; tax capacity, the Cook County classification system and tax breaks; and tax breaks…

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Assessing the Impact of Tax Increment Financing in Northeastern Illinois: Empirical Analysis and Case Studies

This research study analyzed the effect tax increment financing has upon economic development and the property tax base in the 6 counties of northeastern Illinois and selected municipalities in that region

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Chicagoland: A Fiscal Perspective 1983-1992

A review of tax levels, expenditures and debt of major Chicago area local governments between 1983 and 1992.