Over at Crain's Chicago Business Shia Kapos is passing along information about Pritzker family property tax bills. The information was "pulled together by a labor union battling the family's Hyatt Hotels Corp."
According to the public records, as Kapos summarizes them, property tax appeals by various members of the Pritzker family have resulted in tax reductions amounting to hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Here's the pull quote accompanying the blog post:
"When billionaires game the system, the rest of us pay the price"
- Henry Tamarin, Unite Here Local 1
There's no information in Kapos' blog post about whether the properties were unfairly assessed and the appeals were justified.
The headline for Kapos' blog post is "An appealing reason to be a Pritzker."
An unappealing reason to be a Pritzker is that it exposes you to cheap shots from the media.