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Cook County backs property tax incentives for 3 suburban businesses

Cook County backs property tax incentives for 3 suburban businesses

Cook County commissioners last week approved property tax incentives to assist with business developments in Arlington Heights, Schaumburg and Wheeling. Read full article: Cook County backs property tax incentive...→

Cook County backs property tax incentives for 3 suburban businesses

Cook County backs property tax incentives for 3 suburban businesses

Cook County commissioners last week approved property tax incentives to assist with business developments in Arlington Heights, Schaumburg and Wheeling. Read full article: Cook County backs property tax incentive...→

Chicago Weather: Severe Thunderstorm Warning In Northwest Indiana, Watch For Cook County And Parts South

Chicago Weather: Severe Thunderstorm Warning In Northwest Indiana, Watch For Cook County And Parts South

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of Northwest Indiana, while a severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for much of the area until 9 p.m. Read full article: Chicago Weather: Severe Thunderstorm War...→

Cook County Land Bank Authority needs to take steps to avoid conflicts, auditors find

Cook County Land Bank Authority needs to take steps to avoid conflicts, auditors find

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle ordered the review following a Sun-Times report on an insider deal involving Ald. Carrie Austin’s chief of staff C [...] Read full article: Cook County Land Bank Authority needs to...→

Cook County Election Judge Still Waiting To Get Paid For Work During March Primary; 'There's Got To Be A Way To Solve This'

“I do it for the money, but also believe in democracy,” said Susan Rohde, who has fulfilled her civic duty for more than a decade as an election judge. Read full article: Cook County Election Judge Still Waiting...→

Here are the city's highest commercial property tax bills

Downtown landlords saw small hikes as they brace for what north suburban owners are facing this year. Read full article: Here are the city's highest commercial p...→

Crain’s Daily Gist podcast: The public relations firm behind a brewing property tax battle

A firm presenting itself as a grassroots campaign from small-business owners is mounting a campaign against Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi's valuations. Crai [...] Read full article: Crain’s Daily Gist podcast: The public r...→

Cook County Commissioner Morrison hosting Virtual Outdoors Week

Cook County Commissioner Morrison hosting Virtual Outdoors Week

With his second annual Outdoors Day canceled as a result of physical distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morriso [...] Read full article: Cook County Commissioner Morrison hostin...→

Not magic? Disney sues Florida county over property taxes

Not magic? Disney sues Florida county over property taxes

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — One thing that is not magic to Walt Disney World is the property taxes it must pay to a Florida county.... Read full article: Not magic? Disney sues Florida county ov...→

Cook County Still Has Most COVID-19 Cases of Any County in U.S.: Arwady

Cook County Still Has Most COVID-19 Cases of Any County in U.S.: Arwady

Cook County still has the highest number of coronavirus cases of any county in the U.S., Chicago’s top health official said Friday. The county, which includes [...] Read full article: Cook County Still Has Most COVID-19 Case...→

Northwestern makes COVID history • Religious group challenges Illinois abortion law • Cook County to expand contact tracing

NORTHWESTERN PERFORMS HISTORIC DOUBLE-LUNG TRANSPLANT: Northwestern Memorial Hospital is believed to be the first U.S. facility to perform a lifesaving double- [...] Read full article: Northwestern makes COVID history • Relig...→

Cook County gets $40 million for COVID-19 contact tracing

The funding from the state will allow the public health department to ramp up its program, with the goal of tracing more than 3,000 new contacts each day. Read full article: Cook County gets $40 million for COVID-1...→

Estimated 2020 budget shortfall is $700 million, says mayor, who won’t rule out property tax increase

Estimated 2020 budget shortfall is $700 million, says mayor, who won’t rule out property tax increase

The $700 million figure is 40 percent higher than the $500 million figure Chief Financial Officer Jennie Huang Bennett told the City Council’s Finance Committe [...] Read full article: Estimated 2020 budget shortfall is $700 ...→

Cuomo signs legislation authorizing local gov'ts to extend deadline for filing property tax abatements

Cuomo signs legislation authorizing local gov'ts to extend deadline for filing property tax abatements

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Monday authorizing local governments in New York to extend the deadline for filing property tax abatements to July 15, 202 [...] Read full article: Cuomo signs legislation authorizing loca...→

Business incentives available in Lake County

Business incentives available in Lake County

The Lake County Workforce Development department can connect businesses with grants and incentives to help with personnel expenses and training and development [...] Read full article: Business incentives available in Lake Co...→

Cook County waiving late fees on property tax bills until Oct. 1

Cook County waiving late fees on property tax bills until Oct. 1

With the second installment of Cook County property taxes being mailed this week, residents and property owners are reminded that the county board has waived l [...] Read full article: Cook County waiving late fees on propert...→

Appeals court upholds federal judge’s coronavirus orders at Cook County Jail

Appeals court upholds federal judge’s coronavirus orders at Cook County Jail

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals denied most of a motion filed by Sheriff Tom Dart, asking the court to pause the preliminary injunction ordered by U.S. Distri [...] Read full article: Appeals court upholds federal judge’s co...→

Demonstrators call for defunding Cook County jail

Demonstrators call for defunding Cook County jail

About 150 protesters on foot -- as well as hundreds more in cars -- demanded the defunding of the Cook County jail during a demonstration Thursday. Read full article: Demonstrators call for defunding Cook Co...→

Kane County tax bills due

Kane County tax bills due

The first installment of Kane County property taxes can be paid without penalty on or before July 1, Treasurer David Rickert said Thursday. Read full article: Kane County tax bills due...→

Spike in Cook County commercial property tax bills

Spike in Cook County commercial property tax bills

Owners of six commercial properties in Cook County's northern suburbs are getting tax bills that are $1 million or higher than what they paid last year. Read full article: Spike in Cook County commercial property...→

A look back at racial bias in Cook County jury selection

A look back at racial bias in Cook County jury selection

With the Supreme Court debating racial discrimination on juries, we look back at a Reader cover story from 2005 that examined Cook County's own problem with th [...] Read full article: A look back at racial bias in Cook Count...→

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart 'De-Deputizes' Deputies Linked To Insults And Threats Toward Protesters

The county's public defender complained that deputies had apparently posted insulting and threatening comments online after a march in support of Black Lives M [...] Read full article: Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart 'De-Deputiz...→

Cook County agency that’s under two reviews gave big bonuses to $225,750-a-year boss

Cook County agency that’s under two reviews gave big bonuses to $225,750-a-year boss

The Cook County Land Bank Authority won’t show what Robert Rose Jr. did to merit the extra tens of thousands of dollars nor say why he got bigger bonuses than [...] Read full article: Cook County agency that’s under two revi...→

Kane County panel backs body cameras as board chairman chastises cop critics

Kane County panel backs body cameras as board chairman chastises cop critics

Kane County sheriff's deputies are on a fast track to start using body cameras for the first time. A committee of county board members gave preliminary approva [...] Read full article: Kane County panel backs body cameras as ...→

Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx

Cook County State's Attorney... Both New York and Los Angeles have coordinated, holistic and publicly-funded plans to dramatically reduce gun violence. Read full article: Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx...→

28 More COVID-19 Deaths in Cook County

28 More COVID-19 Deaths in Cook County

Another 28 people died of COVID-19 in Cook County, officials announced Wednesday. The newly confirmed fatalities bring the county’s toll to 4,120, according to [...] Read full article: 28 More COVID-19 Deaths in Cook County...→

Police: Several People Injured In Explosion On Lehigh County Property

Police: Several People Injured In Explosion On Lehigh County Property

Chopper 3 was over the aftermath of the fire at a building on the 8400 block of Orchard Road in Lower Milford Township. Read full article: Police: Several People Injured In Explos...→

Small Business Owners In Cook County Can Now Apply For Loans

Small Business Owners In Cook County Can Now Apply For Loans

Small business owners in suburban Cook County can now apply for a one-time, zero interest loan of up to $20,000. Read full article: Small Business Owners In Cook County Can...→

Applications Open For Community Loan Recovery Fund To Help Small Businesses, Contractors In Suburban Cook County

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Monday announced that applications have opened for the Community Loan Recovery Fund – which offers one-time, ze [...] Read full article: Applications Open For Community Loan Rec...→

1 More Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19 Antibodies at Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Office

1 More Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19 Antibodies at Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Office

An employee at the Cook County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, officials announced Monday. Read full article: 1 More Employee Tests Positive for COVID...→

Council approves FY21 operating budget including 34% property tax increase - Nashville PRIDE, Inc.

Council approves FY21 operating budget including 34% property tax increase - Nashville PRIDE, Inc.

After passage, Mayor John Cooper said:  “This budget season was unlike any other in Metro history. The Council weighed four different budget proposals, each of [...] Read full article: Council approves FY21 operating budget i...→

County Gets $3 Million in Tax Credits to Rebuild Housing Burned in 2017-18 Wildfires - Times of San Diego

San Diego County will receive nearly $3 million in federal tax credits for reconstruction of multifamily housing projects destroyed in recent wildfires. Read full article: County Gets $3 Million in Tax Credits to...→

6 Cook County commercial property tax bills rise by $1 million or more

6 Cook County commercial property tax bills rise by $1 million or more

Owners of six commercial properties in Cook County's Northwest suburbs are getting tax bills that are $1 million or higher than what they paid last year. Read full article: 6 Cook County commercial property tax bi...→

Cook County Prosecutors Drop Murder Charges Against Maurice Harris, Accused In 2017 Quadruple Slaying

Cook County Prosecutors Drop Murder Charges Against Maurice Harris, Accused In 2017 Quadruple Slaying

Tandra Simonton, a spokeswoman for the state’s attorney’s office, said in a statement that eyewitness accounts were found to be unreliable. Read full article: Cook County Prosecutors Drop Murder Char...→

Big tax hikes? Cook County landlords can find out today.

Treasurer Maria Pappas posted the final 2020 bills for property owners today, news that will be received with outrage, resignation or relief by many commercial [...] Read full article: Big tax hikes? Cook County landlords can...→

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart was moving to temporarily strip as many as seven de [...]

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart was moving to temporarily strip as many as seven de [...]

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart was moving to temporarily strip as many as seven deputies of their police powers after the county’s public defender complained tha [...] Read full article: Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart was moving ...→

Best elected official in Cook County

Best elected official in Cook County

Cook County Board president Toni Preckwinkle  Runner-Up Cook County state's attorney Kim Foxx  Finalists: Cook County assessor Fritz Kaegi, Cook County Board c [...] Read full article: Best elected official in Cook County...→

LETTER: How the Cook County Land Bank helps revitalize black and brown communities

LETTER: How the Cook County Land Bank helps revitalize black and brown communities

The Land Bank has torn down barriers and democratized access to distressed properties. It has given us a chance to create jobs for our neighbors and wealth for [...] Read full article: LETTER: How the Cook County Land Bank he...→

Cook County receives $41 million grant for COVID-19 contact tracing

Cook County receives $41 million grant for COVID-19 contact tracing

The Cook County Department of Public Health will receive almost $41 million in grant funding from the Illinois Department of Public Health to rapidly scale-up [...] Read full article: Cook County receives $41 million grant f...→

Board Considers Audit After Property Tax Protests Rise in Tarrant County

Board Considers Audit After Property Tax Protests Rise in Tarrant County

Following an increase in the number of protests over property value in recent years, the Tarrant Appraisal District Board of Directors is considering an audit [...] Read full article: Board Considers Audit After Property Tax...→

Cook County Medical Examiner: 9 Month Old Died Of COVID-19

Cook County Medical Examiner: 9 Month Old Died Of COVID-19

CHICAGO (CBS) — ...   A nine-month-old boy who died in March succumbed to COVID-19. The child is believed to be the youngest victim of the coronavirus in Cook [...] Read full article: Cook County Medical Examiner: 9 Month Ol...→

Police: Crews Battling Fire After Explosion On Lehigh County Property

Police: Crews Battling Fire After Explosion On Lehigh County Property

ZIONSVILLE, Pa. (CBS) — Police are investigating an explosion in Lehigh County Monday afternoon. Chopper 3 was over the aftermath of the fire at a building on [...] Read full article: Police: Crews Battling Fire After Explos...→

Public defenders march around Cook County Jail in solidarity with colleagues, Black Lives Matter

Public defenders march around Cook County Jail in solidarity with colleagues, Black Lives Matter

A throng of Cook County public defenders demonstrated outside Cook County’s main criminal courthouse on Monday in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, a [...] Read full article: Public defenders march around Cook Count...→

Cook County offering small business, independent contractor loans

Cook County offering small business, independent contractor loans

Applications are now open for Cook's County's Community Recovery Loan Fund offering one-time, zero-interest loans of up to $20,000 to small businesses and up t [...] Read full article: Cook County offering small business, ind...→

1 More Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19 Antibodies at Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Office

1 More Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19 Antibodies at Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Office

An employee at the Cook County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, officials announced Monday. Read full article: 1 More Employee Tests Positive for COVID...→

Cook County Land Bank Authority needs to take steps to avoid conflicts, auditors find

Cook County Land Bank Authority needs to take steps to avoid conflicts, auditors find

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle ordered the review following a Sun-Times report on an insider deal involving Ald. Carrie Austin’s chief of staff C [...] Read full article: Cook County Land Bank Authority needs to...→

County Gets $3 Million in Tax Credits to Rebuild Housing Burned in 2017-18 Wildfires - Times of San Diego

San Diego County will receive nearly $3 million in federal tax credits for reconstruction of multifamily housing projects destroyed in recent wildfires. Read full article: County Gets $3 Million in Tax Credits to...→

Demonstrators call for defunding Cook County jail

Demonstrators call for defunding Cook County jail

About 150 protesters on foot -- as well as hundreds more in cars -- demanded the defunding of the Cook County jail during a demonstration Thursday. Read full article: Demonstrators call for defunding Cook Co...→

Cook County Prosecutors Drop Murder Charges Against Maurice Harris, Accused In 2017 Quadruple Slaying

Cook County Prosecutors Drop Murder Charges Against Maurice Harris, Accused In 2017 Quadruple Slaying

Tandra Simonton, a spokeswoman for the state’s attorney’s office, said in a statement that eyewitness accounts were found to be unreliable. Read full article: Cook County Prosecutors Drop Murder Char...→

Spike in Cook County commercial property tax bills

Spike in Cook County commercial property tax bills

Owners of six commercial properties in Cook County's northern suburbs are getting tax bills that are $1 million or higher than what they paid last year. Read full article: Spike in Cook County commercial property...→

Crain’s Daily Gist podcast: The public relations firm behind a brewing property tax battle

A firm presenting itself as a grassroots campaign from small-business owners is mounting a campaign against Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi's valuations. Crai [...] Read full article: Crain’s Daily Gist podcast: The public r...→

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart was moving to temporarily strip as many as seven de [...]

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart was moving to temporarily strip as many as seven de [...]

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart was moving to temporarily strip as many as seven deputies of their police powers after the county’s public defender complained tha [...] Read full article: Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart was moving ...→

Not magic? Disney sues Florida county over property taxes

Not magic? Disney sues Florida county over property taxes

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — One thing that is not magic to Walt Disney World is the property taxes it must pay to a Florida county.... Read full article: Not magic? Disney sues Florida county ov...→

Best elected official in Cook County

Best elected official in Cook County

Cook County Board president Toni Preckwinkle  Runner-Up Cook County state's attorney Kim Foxx  Finalists: Cook County assessor Fritz Kaegi, Cook County Board c [...] Read full article: Best elected official in Cook County...→

Cook County agency that’s under two reviews gave big bonuses to $225,750-a-year boss

Cook County agency that’s under two reviews gave big bonuses to $225,750-a-year boss

The Cook County Land Bank Authority won’t show what Robert Rose Jr. did to merit the extra tens of thousands of dollars nor say why he got bigger bonuses than [...] Read full article: Cook County agency that’s under two revi...→

Northwestern makes COVID history • Religious group challenges Illinois abortion law • Cook County to expand contact tracing

NORTHWESTERN PERFORMS HISTORIC DOUBLE-LUNG TRANSPLANT: Northwestern Memorial Hospital is believed to be the first U.S. facility to perform a lifesaving double- [...] Read full article: Northwestern makes COVID history • Relig...→

Cook County receives $41 million grant for COVID-19 contact tracing

Cook County receives $41 million grant for COVID-19 contact tracing

The Cook County Department of Public Health will receive almost $41 million in grant funding from the Illinois Department of Public Health to rapidly scale-up [...] Read full article: Cook County receives $41 million grant f...→

Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx

Cook County State's Attorney... Both New York and Los Angeles have coordinated, holistic and publicly-funded plans to dramatically reduce gun violence. Read full article: Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx...→

Cook County Medical Examiner: 9 Month Old Died Of COVID-19

Cook County Medical Examiner: 9 Month Old Died Of COVID-19

CHICAGO (CBS) — ...   A nine-month-old boy who died in March succumbed to COVID-19. The child is believed to be the youngest victim of the coronavirus in Cook [...] Read full article: Cook County Medical Examiner: 9 Month Ol...→

Police: Several People Injured In Explosion On Lehigh County Property

Police: Several People Injured In Explosion On Lehigh County Property

Chopper 3 was over the aftermath of the fire at a building on the 8400 block of Orchard Road in Lower Milford Township. Read full article: Police: Several People Injured In Explos...→

Estimated 2020 budget shortfall is $700 million, says mayor, who won’t rule out property tax increase

Estimated 2020 budget shortfall is $700 million, says mayor, who won’t rule out property tax increase

The $700 million figure is 40 percent higher than the $500 million figure Chief Financial Officer Jennie Huang Bennett told the City Council’s Finance Committe [...] Read full article: Estimated 2020 budget shortfall is $700 ...→

Public defenders march around Cook County Jail in solidarity with colleagues, Black Lives Matter

Public defenders march around Cook County Jail in solidarity with colleagues, Black Lives Matter

A throng of Cook County public defenders demonstrated outside Cook County’s main criminal courthouse on Monday in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, a [...] Read full article: Public defenders march around Cook Count...→

Applications Open For Community Loan Recovery Fund To Help Small Businesses, Contractors In Suburban Cook County

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Monday announced that applications have opened for the Community Loan Recovery Fund – which offers one-time, ze [...] Read full article: Applications Open For Community Loan Rec...→

Business incentives available in Lake County

Business incentives available in Lake County

The Lake County Workforce Development department can connect businesses with grants and incentives to help with personnel expenses and training and development [...] Read full article: Business incentives available in Lake Co...→

Cook County waiving late fees on property tax bills until Oct. 1

Cook County waiving late fees on property tax bills until Oct. 1

With the second installment of Cook County property taxes being mailed this week, residents and property owners are reminded that the county board has waived l [...] Read full article: Cook County waiving late fees on propert...→

Chicago Weather: Severe Thunderstorm Warning In Northwest Indiana, Watch For Cook County And Parts South

Chicago Weather: Severe Thunderstorm Warning In Northwest Indiana, Watch For Cook County And Parts South

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of Northwest Indiana, while a severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for much of the area until 9 p.m. Read full article: Chicago Weather: Severe Thunderstorm War...→

Council approves FY21 operating budget including 34% property tax increase - Nashville PRIDE, Inc.

Council approves FY21 operating budget including 34% property tax increase - Nashville PRIDE, Inc.

After passage, Mayor John Cooper said:  “This budget season was unlike any other in Metro history. The Council weighed four different budget proposals, each of [...] Read full article: Council approves FY21 operating budget i...→

Appeals court upholds federal judge’s coronavirus orders at Cook County Jail

Appeals court upholds federal judge’s coronavirus orders at Cook County Jail

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals denied most of a motion filed by Sheriff Tom Dart, asking the court to pause the preliminary injunction ordered by U.S. Distri [...] Read full article: Appeals court upholds federal judge’s co...→

Cook County Election Judge Still Waiting To Get Paid For Work During March Primary; 'There's Got To Be A Way To Solve This'

“I do it for the money, but also believe in democracy,” said Susan Rohde, who has fulfilled her civic duty for more than a decade as an election judge. Read full article: Cook County Election Judge Still Waiting...→

6 Cook County commercial property tax bills rise by $1 million or more

6 Cook County commercial property tax bills rise by $1 million or more

Owners of six commercial properties in Cook County's Northwest suburbs are getting tax bills that are $1 million or higher than what they paid last year. Read full article: 6 Cook County commercial property tax bi...→

Kane County tax bills due

Kane County tax bills due

The first installment of Kane County property taxes can be paid without penalty on or before July 1, Treasurer David Rickert said Thursday. Read full article: Kane County tax bills due...→

Here are the city's highest commercial property tax bills

Downtown landlords saw small hikes as they brace for what north suburban owners are facing this year. Read full article: Here are the city's highest commercial p...→

Big tax hikes? Cook County landlords can find out today.

Treasurer Maria Pappas posted the final 2020 bills for property owners today, news that will be received with outrage, resignation or relief by many commercial [...] Read full article: Big tax hikes? Cook County landlords can...→

A look back at racial bias in Cook County jury selection

A look back at racial bias in Cook County jury selection

With the Supreme Court debating racial discrimination on juries, we look back at a Reader cover story from 2005 that examined Cook County's own problem with th [...] Read full article: A look back at racial bias in Cook Count...→

Cook County Commissioner Morrison hosting Virtual Outdoors Week

Cook County Commissioner Morrison hosting Virtual Outdoors Week

With his second annual Outdoors Day canceled as a result of physical distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morriso [...] Read full article: Cook County Commissioner Morrison hostin...→

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart 'De-Deputizes' Deputies Linked To Insults And Threats Toward Protesters

The county's public defender complained that deputies had apparently posted insulting and threatening comments online after a march in support of Black Lives M [...] Read full article: Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart 'De-Deputiz...→

Cook County Still Has Most COVID-19 Cases of Any County in U.S.: Arwady

Cook County Still Has Most COVID-19 Cases of Any County in U.S.: Arwady

Cook County still has the highest number of coronavirus cases of any county in the U.S., Chicago’s top health official said Friday. The county, which includes [...] Read full article: Cook County Still Has Most COVID-19 Case...→

LETTER: How the Cook County Land Bank helps revitalize black and brown communities

LETTER: How the Cook County Land Bank helps revitalize black and brown communities

The Land Bank has torn down barriers and democratized access to distressed properties. It has given us a chance to create jobs for our neighbors and wealth for [...] Read full article: LETTER: How the Cook County Land Bank he...→

Kane County panel backs body cameras as board chairman chastises cop critics

Kane County panel backs body cameras as board chairman chastises cop critics

Kane County sheriff's deputies are on a fast track to start using body cameras for the first time. A committee of county board members gave preliminary approva [...] Read full article: Kane County panel backs body cameras as ...→

Cook County gets $40 million for COVID-19 contact tracing

The funding from the state will allow the public health department to ramp up its program, with the goal of tracing more than 3,000 new contacts each day. Read full article: Cook County gets $40 million for COVID-1...→

Board Considers Audit After Property Tax Protests Rise in Tarrant County

Board Considers Audit After Property Tax Protests Rise in Tarrant County

Following an increase in the number of protests over property value in recent years, the Tarrant Appraisal District Board of Directors is considering an audit [...] Read full article: Board Considers Audit After Property Tax...→

28 More COVID-19 Deaths in Cook County

28 More COVID-19 Deaths in Cook County

Another 28 people died of COVID-19 in Cook County, officials announced Wednesday. The newly confirmed fatalities bring the county’s toll to 4,120, according to [...] Read full article: 28 More COVID-19 Deaths in Cook County...→

Police: Crews Battling Fire After Explosion On Lehigh County Property

Police: Crews Battling Fire After Explosion On Lehigh County Property

ZIONSVILLE, Pa. (CBS) — Police are investigating an explosion in Lehigh County Monday afternoon. Chopper 3 was over the aftermath of the fire at a building on [...] Read full article: Police: Crews Battling Fire After Explos...→

Small Business Owners In Cook County Can Now Apply For Loans

Small Business Owners In Cook County Can Now Apply For Loans

Small business owners in suburban Cook County can now apply for a one-time, zero interest loan of up to $20,000. Read full article: Small Business Owners In Cook County Can...→

Cuomo signs legislation authorizing local gov'ts to extend deadline for filing property tax abatements

Cuomo signs legislation authorizing local gov'ts to extend deadline for filing property tax abatements

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Monday authorizing local governments in New York to extend the deadline for filing property tax abatements to July 15, 202 [...] Read full article: Cuomo signs legislation authorizing loca...→

Cook County offering small business, independent contractor loans

Cook County offering small business, independent contractor loans

Applications are now open for Cook's County's Community Recovery Loan Fund offering one-time, zero-interest loans of up to $20,000 to small businesses and up t [...] Read full article: Cook County offering small business, ind...→

Cook County waiving late fees on property tax bills until Oct. 1

Cook County waiving late fees on property tax bills until Oct. 1

With the second installment of Cook County property taxes being mailed this week, residents and property owners are reminded that the county board has waived l [...] Read full article: Cook County waiving late fees on propert...→

1 More Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19 Antibodies at Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Office

1 More Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19 Antibodies at Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Office

An employee at the Cook County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, officials announced Monday. Read full article: 1 More Employee Tests Positive for COVID...→

Chicago Weather: Severe Thunderstorm Warning In Northwest Indiana, Watch For Cook County And Parts South

Chicago Weather: Severe Thunderstorm Warning In Northwest Indiana, Watch For Cook County And Parts South

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of Northwest Indiana, while a severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for much of the area until 9 p.m. Read full article: Chicago Weather: Severe Thunderstorm War...→

Council approves FY21 operating budget including 34% property tax increase - Nashville PRIDE, Inc.

Council approves FY21 operating budget including 34% property tax increase - Nashville PRIDE, Inc.

After passage, Mayor John Cooper said:  “This budget season was unlike any other in Metro history. The Council weighed four different budget proposals, each of [...] Read full article: Council approves FY21 operating budget i...→

Cook County Land Bank Authority needs to take steps to avoid conflicts, auditors find

Cook County Land Bank Authority needs to take steps to avoid conflicts, auditors find

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle ordered the review following a Sun-Times report on an insider deal involving Ald. Carrie Austin’s chief of staff C [...] Read full article: Cook County Land Bank Authority needs to...→

Appeals court upholds federal judge’s coronavirus orders at Cook County Jail

Appeals court upholds federal judge’s coronavirus orders at Cook County Jail

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals denied most of a motion filed by Sheriff Tom Dart, asking the court to pause the preliminary injunction ordered by U.S. Distri [...] Read full article: Appeals court upholds federal judge’s co...→

County Gets $3 Million in Tax Credits to Rebuild Housing Burned in 2017-18 Wildfires - Times of San Diego

San Diego County will receive nearly $3 million in federal tax credits for reconstruction of multifamily housing projects destroyed in recent wildfires. Read full article: County Gets $3 Million in Tax Credits to...→

Cook County Election Judge Still Waiting To Get Paid For Work During March Primary; 'There's Got To Be A Way To Solve This'

“I do it for the money, but also believe in democracy,” said Susan Rohde, who has fulfilled her civic duty for more than a decade as an election judge. Read full article: Cook County Election Judge Still Waiting...→

Demonstrators call for defunding Cook County jail

Demonstrators call for defunding Cook County jail

About 150 protesters on foot -- as well as hundreds more in cars -- demanded the defunding of the Cook County jail during a demonstration Thursday. Read full article: Demonstrators call for defunding Cook Co...→

6 Cook County commercial property tax bills rise by $1 million or more

6 Cook County commercial property tax bills rise by $1 million or more

Owners of six commercial properties in Cook County's Northwest suburbs are getting tax bills that are $1 million or higher than what they paid last year. Read full article: 6 Cook County commercial property tax bi...→

Kane County tax bills due

Kane County tax bills due

The first installment of Kane County property taxes can be paid without penalty on or before July 1, Treasurer David Rickert said Thursday. Read full article: Kane County tax bills due...→

Cook County Prosecutors Drop Murder Charges Against Maurice Harris, Accused In 2017 Quadruple Slaying

Cook County Prosecutors Drop Murder Charges Against Maurice Harris, Accused In 2017 Quadruple Slaying

Tandra Simonton, a spokeswoman for the state’s attorney’s office, said in a statement that eyewitness accounts were found to be unreliable. Read full article: Cook County Prosecutors Drop Murder Char...→

Here are the city's highest commercial property tax bills

Downtown landlords saw small hikes as they brace for what north suburban owners are facing this year. Read full article: Here are the city's highest commercial p...→

Spike in Cook County commercial property tax bills

Spike in Cook County commercial property tax bills

Owners of six commercial properties in Cook County's northern suburbs are getting tax bills that are $1 million or higher than what they paid last year. Read full article: Spike in Cook County commercial property...→

Big tax hikes? Cook County landlords can find out today.

Treasurer Maria Pappas posted the final 2020 bills for property owners today, news that will be received with outrage, resignation or relief by many commercial [...] Read full article: Big tax hikes? Cook County landlords can...→

Crain’s Daily Gist podcast: The public relations firm behind a brewing property tax battle

A firm presenting itself as a grassroots campaign from small-business owners is mounting a campaign against Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi's valuations. Crai [...] Read full article: Crain’s Daily Gist podcast: The public r...→

A look back at racial bias in Cook County jury selection

A look back at racial bias in Cook County jury selection

With the Supreme Court debating racial discrimination on juries, we look back at a Reader cover story from 2005 that examined Cook County's own problem with th [...] Read full article: A look back at racial bias in Cook Count...→

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart was moving to temporarily strip as many as seven de [...]

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart was moving to temporarily strip as many as seven de [...]

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart was moving to temporarily strip as many as seven deputies of their police powers after the county’s public defender complained tha [...] Read full article: Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart was moving ...→

Cook County Commissioner Morrison hosting Virtual Outdoors Week

Cook County Commissioner Morrison hosting Virtual Outdoors Week

With his second annual Outdoors Day canceled as a result of physical distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morriso [...] Read full article: Cook County Commissioner Morrison hostin...→

Not magic? Disney sues Florida county over property taxes

Not magic? Disney sues Florida county over property taxes

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — One thing that is not magic to Walt Disney World is the property taxes it must pay to a Florida county.... Read full article: Not magic? Disney sues Florida county ov...→

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart 'De-Deputizes' Deputies Linked To Insults And Threats Toward Protesters

The county's public defender complained that deputies had apparently posted insulting and threatening comments online after a march in support of Black Lives M [...] Read full article: Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart 'De-Deputiz...→

Best elected official in Cook County

Best elected official in Cook County

Cook County Board president Toni Preckwinkle  Runner-Up Cook County state's attorney Kim Foxx  Finalists: Cook County assessor Fritz Kaegi, Cook County Board c [...] Read full article: Best elected official in Cook County...→

Cook County Still Has Most COVID-19 Cases of Any County in U.S.: Arwady

Cook County Still Has Most COVID-19 Cases of Any County in U.S.: Arwady

Cook County still has the highest number of coronavirus cases of any county in the U.S., Chicago’s top health official said Friday. The county, which includes [...] Read full article: Cook County Still Has Most COVID-19 Case...→

Cook County agency that’s under two reviews gave big bonuses to $225,750-a-year boss

Cook County agency that’s under two reviews gave big bonuses to $225,750-a-year boss

The Cook County Land Bank Authority won’t show what Robert Rose Jr. did to merit the extra tens of thousands of dollars nor say why he got bigger bonuses than [...] Read full article: Cook County agency that’s under two revi...→

LETTER: How the Cook County Land Bank helps revitalize black and brown communities

LETTER: How the Cook County Land Bank helps revitalize black and brown communities

The Land Bank has torn down barriers and democratized access to distressed properties. It has given us a chance to create jobs for our neighbors and wealth for [...] Read full article: LETTER: How the Cook County Land Bank he...→

Northwestern makes COVID history • Religious group challenges Illinois abortion law • Cook County to expand contact tracing

NORTHWESTERN PERFORMS HISTORIC DOUBLE-LUNG TRANSPLANT: Northwestern Memorial Hospital is believed to be the first U.S. facility to perform a lifesaving double- [...] Read full article: Northwestern makes COVID history • Relig...→

Kane County panel backs body cameras as board chairman chastises cop critics

Kane County panel backs body cameras as board chairman chastises cop critics

Kane County sheriff's deputies are on a fast track to start using body cameras for the first time. A committee of county board members gave preliminary approva [...] Read full article: Kane County panel backs body cameras as ...→

Cook County receives $41 million grant for COVID-19 contact tracing

Cook County receives $41 million grant for COVID-19 contact tracing

The Cook County Department of Public Health will receive almost $41 million in grant funding from the Illinois Department of Public Health to rapidly scale-up [...] Read full article: Cook County receives $41 million grant f...→

Cook County gets $40 million for COVID-19 contact tracing

The funding from the state will allow the public health department to ramp up its program, with the goal of tracing more than 3,000 new contacts each day. Read full article: Cook County gets $40 million for COVID-1...→

Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx

Cook County State's Attorney... Both New York and Los Angeles have coordinated, holistic and publicly-funded plans to dramatically reduce gun violence. Read full article: Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx...→

Board Considers Audit After Property Tax Protests Rise in Tarrant County

Board Considers Audit After Property Tax Protests Rise in Tarrant County

Following an increase in the number of protests over property value in recent years, the Tarrant Appraisal District Board of Directors is considering an audit [...] Read full article: Board Considers Audit After Property Tax...→

28 More COVID-19 Deaths in Cook County

28 More COVID-19 Deaths in Cook County

Another 28 people died of COVID-19 in Cook County, officials announced Wednesday. The newly confirmed fatalities bring the county’s toll to 4,120, according to [...] Read full article: 28 More COVID-19 Deaths in Cook County...→

Cook County Medical Examiner: 9 Month Old Died Of COVID-19

Cook County Medical Examiner: 9 Month Old Died Of COVID-19

CHICAGO (CBS) — ...   A nine-month-old boy who died in March succumbed to COVID-19. The child is believed to be the youngest victim of the coronavirus in Cook [...] Read full article: Cook County Medical Examiner: 9 Month Ol...→

Police: Several People Injured In Explosion On Lehigh County Property

Police: Several People Injured In Explosion On Lehigh County Property

Chopper 3 was over the aftermath of the fire at a building on the 8400 block of Orchard Road in Lower Milford Township. Read full article: Police: Several People Injured In Explos...→

Police: Crews Battling Fire After Explosion On Lehigh County Property

Police: Crews Battling Fire After Explosion On Lehigh County Property

ZIONSVILLE, Pa. (CBS) — Police are investigating an explosion in Lehigh County Monday afternoon. Chopper 3 was over the aftermath of the fire at a building on [...] Read full article: Police: Crews Battling Fire After Explos...→

Estimated 2020 budget shortfall is $700 million, says mayor, who won’t rule out property tax increase

Estimated 2020 budget shortfall is $700 million, says mayor, who won’t rule out property tax increase

The $700 million figure is 40 percent higher than the $500 million figure Chief Financial Officer Jennie Huang Bennett told the City Council’s Finance Committe [...] Read full article: Estimated 2020 budget shortfall is $700 ...→

Small Business Owners In Cook County Can Now Apply For Loans

Small Business Owners In Cook County Can Now Apply For Loans

Small business owners in suburban Cook County can now apply for a one-time, zero interest loan of up to $20,000. Read full article: Small Business Owners In Cook County Can...→

Public defenders march around Cook County Jail in solidarity with colleagues, Black Lives Matter

Public defenders march around Cook County Jail in solidarity with colleagues, Black Lives Matter

A throng of Cook County public defenders demonstrated outside Cook County’s main criminal courthouse on Monday in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, a [...] Read full article: Public defenders march around Cook Count...→

Cuomo signs legislation authorizing local gov'ts to extend deadline for filing property tax abatements

Cuomo signs legislation authorizing local gov'ts to extend deadline for filing property tax abatements

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Monday authorizing local governments in New York to extend the deadline for filing property tax abatements to July 15, 202 [...] Read full article: Cuomo signs legislation authorizing loca...→

Applications Open For Community Loan Recovery Fund To Help Small Businesses, Contractors In Suburban Cook County

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Monday announced that applications have opened for the Community Loan Recovery Fund – which offers one-time, ze [...] Read full article: Applications Open For Community Loan Rec...→

Cook County offering small business, independent contractor loans

Cook County offering small business, independent contractor loans

Applications are now open for Cook's County's Community Recovery Loan Fund offering one-time, zero-interest loans of up to $20,000 to small businesses and up t [...] Read full article: Cook County offering small business, ind...→

Business incentives available in Lake County

Business incentives available in Lake County

The Lake County Workforce Development department can connect businesses with grants and incentives to help with personnel expenses and training and development [...] Read full article: Business incentives available in Lake Co...→