Posts Tagged “Cook County”

Cook County COVID-19 Recovery Small Business Assistance Program to offer financial wellness webinar Jan. 27

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Cook County COVID-19 Recovery Small Business Assistance Program to offer financial wellness webinar Jan. 27

Cook County COVID-19 Recovery Small Business Assistance Program to offer financial wellness webinar Jan. 27 The COVID-19 pandemic introduced uncertainty and fear to the lives of most small business owners around Cook County. To continue to support small businesses through this difficult time, Cook County’s COVID-19 Recovery Small Business Assistance Program is planning a finance-focused…

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Pappas: Which properties have the biggest property tax increases since 2000? If you didn’t vote … Don’t complain

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Pappas: Which properties have the biggest property tax increases since 2000? If you didn’t vote … Don’t complain

Pappas: Which properties have the biggest property tax increases since 2000? If you didn’t vote … Don’t complain Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas today released a study which reveals the properties in Chicago and the suburbs with the largest property tax increases since 2000, dramatic examples of how the tax burden has soared on homeowners…

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Democrat Tammy Wendt sworn in to Board of Review

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Democrat Tammy Wendt sworn in to Board of Review

Democrat Tammy Wendt sworn in to Board of Review Tammy Wendt was sworn in as the new commissioner for the Cook County Board of Review for the First (1st) District during ceremonies on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. Wendt was sworn-in to her new office by Cook County Judge Pat Coghlan. Here are Tammy’s remarks following…

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Pappas: Get early look at next year’s property taxes

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Pappas: Get early look at next year’s property taxes

Pappas: Get early look at next year’s property taxes Pappas: Get early look at next year’s property taxes; Download your bill at cookcountytreasurer.com Next year’s First Installment Cook County property tax bills are available at cookcountytreasurer.com so that property owners can make payments before the end of this year or plan their finances for 2021,…

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Patlak and Wendt exchange courteous words in example of positive election transition

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Patlak and Wendt exchange courteous words in example of positive election transition

Patlak and Wendt exchange courteous words in example of positive election transition After a grueling election fight for the First District of the Cook County Board of Review, the Cook County Board of Elections issued a certification officially declaring Democrat Tammy Wendt as the winner over Republican incumbent Dan Patlak. The two contenders issued statements…

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As mail-in votes are counted, Tammy Wendt surges to apparent victory over Dan Patlak in election upset

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As mail-in votes are counted, Tammy Wendt surges to apparent victory over Dan Patlak in election upset

As mail-in votes are counted, Tammy Wendt surges to apparent victory over Dan Patlak in election upset As mail-in ballots continue to be counted, the Cook County contest for Board of Review inn the First District race between Dan Patlak & Tammy Wendt flipped with Wendt now soundly leading by 3,695 votes. Patlak was declared…

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Pappas study shows Cook County Property taxes doubled in past two decades

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Pappas study shows Cook County Property taxes doubled in past two decades

Pappas study shows Cook County Property taxes doubled in past two decades Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas discusses how property taxes have doubled over the past 20 years in Cook County with the largest increases in Suburban Chicagoland, increasing more than 116 percent during the past two decades. Pappas discusses the study her office completed…

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Early voting in Lyons

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Early voting in Lyons

Early voting in Lyons Village among many sites in Cook County By Steve Metsch Lyons Mayor Christopher Getty welcomed local, state and federal officials and candidates to the front steps of the village hall on Oct. 19 to promote early voting in Cook County. Monday marked the opening of early voting which runs through Nov….

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Four Cook County Judges you should watch out for

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Four Cook County Judges you should watch out for

Opinion: Four Cook County Judges you should watch out for The politics of judicial retentions: Why you should look hard at all of the judges running for re-election, ignore the politicians and the legal bar associations and instead remember those names who surface during the year and vote against their retention. One of the judges…

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Is Judge Demacopoulos seeking revenge against her critics?

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Is Judge Demacopoulos seeking revenge against her critics?

Is Judge Demacopoulos seeking revenge against her critics? Anna Helen Demacopoulos, a Cook County Judge seeking retention criticized for having the highest number of rulings reversed, is allegedly lobbying against support of nonprofit voter education efforts regarding judicial retention. Issue trying to get revenge against her critics? By Ray Hanania Anna Helen Demacopoulos, a Cook…

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Newman continues to lead Republican challenger

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Newman continues to lead Republican challenger

Newman continues to lead Republican challenger Polls claim that the gap between Marie Newman, who unseated seven term Congressman Dan Lipinski in the March 2020 Democratic Primary election, and her Republican rival Mike Fricilone, is narrowing. but the district is strongly Democratic with an even stronger conservative edge. Not electing Newman to office would be…

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Cook County Forest Preserve to host public events Sept. 26 at forest locations

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Cook County Forest Preserve to host public events Sept. 26 at forest locations

Cook County Forest Preserve to host public events Sept. 26 at forest locations The Forest Preserves of Cook County is throwing a party, and everyone is invited! From morning till night, Cook County residents can enjoy numerous self-guided activities and guided programs on September 26 at various Forest Preserves locations to celebrate National Public Lands…

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