Author: lakecountyappeal

Anatomy of a failed liberal state – -opinion piece, Washington Times

Even in Washington DC, the challenges that the State of Illinois faces are blindingly obvious.  A Washington Times commentary by a prior Illinoisan points to a number of areas that impact our budget crisis.  And we used to be a powerhouse in the Midwest…..  Stephen Moore of the Washington Times shares his thoughts.  Original Article Anatomy of Read More …

“High Property Taxes are Driving the American Dream Underground”

Even Downstate Illinois complain about high taxes, stating that “high property taxes are driving the American Dream underground”, and they’re a bit more reasonable than ours here in Lake County!!!  A guest commentary article from the downstate News-Gazette suggests that a tax freeze would help taxpayers recover from some of the revenue wasting exercises by politicians, municipalities and Read More …

Housing prices–recovered from ’05?

Information from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy was used to drive an analysis of home sale prices and their changes from 1997 thru 2014  According to the data, prices seemed to have reached their peak in ’05-’07., obviously, major US cities have had varying degrees of price growth after the housing bubble.  Howmuch.net’s blog provides Read More …

At Lake County Appeal, we are inundated with property tax appeals, so are Cook County attorneys

A nice write-up in Chicago Lawyer Magazine about the high volume of property tax appeals in 2015.  Here in Lake County, we have had a record number of clients sign-up for property tax reviews; this article shows taxes in Cook county are also being appealed in record numbers.  Roy Strom of Chicago Lawyer Magazine offers insight Read More …

Franks’ Legislation Limiting Creation of New Taxing Bodies Signed into Law

State Rep, Marengo, Jack Franks’ bill to limit new taxing bodies in Illinois, has been approved with bipartisan support from both the House and Senate.  With Illinois’ huge number of taxing bodies ~7,000, we lead the country in overlapping entities, wasting taxpayer money.  Finally, someone is doing something to limit this foolishness. The Woodstock Independent – Read More …