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Illinois Appellate Court dismisses assessment challenge seeking writ of mandamus
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • March 19 2014

The Illinois Appellate Court recently dismissed a petition for a writ of mandamus in which the plaintiffs challenged the legality of taxes assessed on


Appellate court reaffirms exhaustion of remedies doctrine in assessment cases
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • April 4 2012

Tax objection complaints can be brought in any Illinois circuit court to challenge the taxes, assessments, or levies on a parcel of real property


Special assessment practices for wind energy devices and farmland
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • December 14 2010

Article 10 of the Property Tax Code contains valuation procedures for special properties ranging from historic residences to sports stadiums and coal mines


Voluntary payment doctrine alive and well in Illinois
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • June 8 2010

What happens when an assessment is based upon erroneous calculations and incorrect measurements that have been in place for over a decade?


Illinois Supreme Court clarifies calculation of interest on property tax refunds
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • May 24 2011

Last week, the Illinois Supreme Court settled the question of how interest should be calculated on property tax refunds when it ruled on General Motors Corporation v. Pappas


Illinois Supreme Court finds Millennium Park usage agreement to be non-taxable license
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • January 3 2011

Alternative uses for exempt property has become a hot topic for many units of local government in recent months


Federal appellate court issues rare property tax decision
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • February 22 2011

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently released a decision regarding the assessment and collection of property taxes in Illinois


Illinois Supreme Court rules on the reach of the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (PTELL)
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • June 2 2011

In a recently released decision, the Illinois Supreme Court addressed a unique factual situation that touches on several hot button topics, including consolidation, the tax base of a multi-county school district, and the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (PTELL


Upscale retirement complex denied religious and charitable property tax exemptions
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • September 27 2012

The Second District Appellate Court recently upheld the Department of Revenue’s denial of a property tax exemption for the Village at Victory Lakes in Lindenhurst, Illinois, which is a continuing care retirement community operated through a series of corporations by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago


Illinois Supreme Court rejects hospital’s claim for charitable property tax exemption
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • April 1 2010

School districts interested in maintaining their tax base and preserving their tax exemptions may want to take note of a recent Illinois Supreme Court opinion