FIXING ILLINOIS PENSION CRISIS BY AMENDING NATION’S MOST-RESTRICTIVE PENSION LAW IS LEGAL, EFFECTIVE

By Joe Tabor, IllinoisPolicy.Org

ILLINOIS FORWARD 2023: ONLY PENSION, BUDGET REFORM CAN SAVE TAXPAYERS WHEN FEDERAL AID ENDS.

By Adam Schuster, Illinois Policy

INTRODUCTION: FEDERAL AID SAVED ILLINOIS FROM COLLAPSE, PRESENTS OPPORTUNITY FOR STRUCTURAL REFORM

Written by Ron Kingsley , LCA Tax Attorney and Owner   

As one can see on any property tax bill, public schools command the highest portion of the total tax rate.  Our clients often get angry at Lake County for that, but it’s not the county’s fault…Article 10, Section 1 of the Illinois Constitution states, in relevant part, that “The State has the primary responsibility for financing the system of public education.”   

Written by Ron Kingsley, LCA Tax Attorney and Owner  

Written by Ron Kingsley, LCA Tax Attorney and Owner  


In general, I have found that Lake County Appeal’s clients are aware of one of the two most common grounds for property tax appeals in Lake County: one based on comparables sales (“comparable sales appeals”), and one based on equality of assessment (“uniformity of assessment appeals”).  However, they are often unaware that either (or both) can be grounds for a property tax appeal. 

Comparable Sales Appeals