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Illinois court finds special property tax exemption unconstitutional
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • July 29 2015

A property tax exemption designed to benefit a single aviation company was recently found unconstitutional by the Illinois Appellate Court. The


Article in the New York Times highlights pros of property tax
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • July 6 2015

While homeowners and businesses are prone to deride the property tax, the tax everyone loves to hate has many virtues. Over the holiday weekend, The


PTAB issues decision in long-running open space assessment battle
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • November 19 2014

The Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board (PTAB) recently issued a decision finding that the clubhouse, parking lot, swimming pool, and tennis courts at


Community College allowed to proceed with complaint of over abatement of property taxes
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • October 24 2014

The Illinois Appellate Court recently allowed Illinois Valley Community College District No. 513 and several county governments to proceed with a


Cook County property tax incentives continue to expand
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • September 8 2014

Cook County continues to increase the number of commercial and industrial properties eligible for reduced property tax assessments. Recently, the


Cook County assessed values continue to decline
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • August 27 2014

For the sixth year in a row we have obtained and analyzed assessment abstract data from the Cook County Assessor's Office. In each tax year since


New law changes property tax assessments on leasehold interests at military bases
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • June 12 2014

The leasing of government-owned, tax-exempt property can raise many policy questions for local assessing officials. Some of those questions are


Continuing care retirement community denied property tax exemption
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • April 7 2014

The Illinois Appellate Court recently upheld the denial of a property tax exemption on both charitable and religious grounds for the Meridian Village


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


Property tax data can aid school districts in budgeting and levying
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • February 26 2013

There are a number of little known sources of data that can assist school districts in their financial planning and public relations efforts. This