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Delay in Property Tax Bills Subject of Cook County Board Hearing

Delay in Property Tax Bills Subject of Cook County Board Hearing The Cook County Finance and Technology and Innovations Committees met in joint session on Monday, April 25 to discuss the anticipated delays in property tax billing caused by the Cook County Assessor. Ron Tabaczynski, BOMA/Chicago Director of Government Affairs provided testimony explaining how late…

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2022 End of Session Report

2022 End of Session Report By Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies Overview Over the course of their spring 2022 legislative session, Illinois lawmakers passed a bevy of bills designed to shore up state finances and woo Illinois voters ahead of the 2022 election cycle. The General Assembly’s April 9 adjournment, more than a month earlier than…

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Property Taxes Focus of Crain’s Op-Ed Penned by BOMA/Chicago Executive Director Farzin Parang

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Property Taxes Focus of Crain’s Op-Ed Penned by BOMA/Chicago Executive Director Farzin Parang BOMA/Chicago Executive Director, Farzin Parang, recently authored an opinion piece on property taxes that was published in Crain’s Chicago Business, “Property Taxes Don’t Have to Be a Zero-Sum Game. The text of the letter is below. Property Taxes Don’t Have to Be a…

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BOMA/Chicago Board and Taxation Committee Meet with Assessor Candidate Kari Steele

BOMA/Chicago Board and Taxation Committee Meet with Assessor Candidate Kari Steele Members of BOMA/Chicago’s Board of Directors and Taxation Committee met with Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Chairman and Cook County Assessor candidate, Kari Steele this week. Chairman Steele is running against incumbent Assessor Fritz Kaegi, who is serving his first term. During his first term…

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Board of Review Candidate George Cardenas Meets with Taxation Committee

Board of Review Candidate George Cardenas Meets with Taxation Committee 12th Ward Alderman and Board of Review candidate, George Cardenas, met with members of the Taxation Committee in November. Alderman Cardenas is running against incumbent Democratic Board of Review Commissioner Tammy Wendt, who is serving her first term. Alderman Cardenas spoke about his experience and…

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BOMA/Chicago Actively Involved with BID Legislation

BOMA/Chicago Actively Involved with BID Legislation BOMA/Chicago has been a member of a City of Chicago steering committee to draft legislation that would enable the creation of business improvement districts (BID) across the state. Illinois is one of only five states in the country that do not have such legislation. Our Association’s task force emphasized…

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BOMA/Chicago Continues to Meet with Editorial Boards on Property Taxes

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BOMA/Chicago Continues to Meet with Editorial Boards on Property Taxes BOMA/Chicago continues to partner with the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, the Illinois Retail Merchants Association and Locals 150 and 399 of the International Union of Operating Engineers to meet with editorial boards of major newspapers across the Chicagoland area. As BOMA/Chicago works to educate elected…

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BOMA/Chicago Continues Push for Property Tax Transparency Measure This Fall

BOMA/Chicago Continues Push for Property Tax Transparency Measure This Fall In our continued mission to advocate for greater transparency in the Cook County Assessor’s Office, BOMA/Chicago plans to re-introduce a measure this fall that would provide greater property tax transparency. The need for this measure became even more apparent after the Cook County Assessor aggressively…

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BOMA/Chicago Meets with Sun-Times, Daily Herald Editorial Boards on Property Tax Reform

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BOMA/Chicago Meets with Sun-Times, Daily Herald Editorial Boards on Property Tax Reform BOMA/Chicago has teamed with the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, the Illinois Retail Merchants Association and Locals 150 and 399 of the International Union of Operating Engineers to meet with editorial boards of major newspapers across the Chicagoland area. As BOMA/Chicago works to educate…

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BOMA/Chicago President Derrick Johnson Testifies in Opposition to Data Exposure Legislation

BOMA/Chicago President Derrick Johnson Testifies in Opposition to Data Exposure Legislation April 7, 2021   BOMA/Chicago President Derrick Johnson appeared at the Illinois House Property Tax Subcommittee on April 1 to testify in opposition to House Bill 860 and House Bill 3529. The legislation, being forwarded by the Cook County Assessor’s Office, would mandate all…

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