Posts tagged "Cook County"

Cook County Property Tax Appeal Seminar

Seminar includes a presentation by Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak followed by an opportunity to file an appeal. When: Thursday, April 28, 2011 – 6:00 PM Where: Hanover Township Senior Center 240 South Route 59 Bartlett, IL 60103 Sponsored by: Cook County Commissioner Timothy O. Schneider Hanover Township Assessor Thomas S. Smogolski... Read more »

Crook County Illinois: Fake State Rep Casts Deciding Vote to Raise Our Taxes

-By Warner Todd Huston She didn’t know anything about the bill. She never read it. She hadn’t been given any cheat sheets, facts sheets, talking points, or mass emails on the bill. But in true, corrupt Chicago fashion, she voted “yes” on it just as she was told to do by her corrupt party bosses.... Read more »

Upper Middle Class Now Seeing Higher Foreclosures in Cook County

-By Warner Todd Huston As the housing bubble began to burst the lower middle class and poor areas of Cook County were immediately hit with mounting foreclosures. But now the upper middle class is seeing a higher rate. This only stands to logic. As the Obama depression widens, as home prices stay in a slump,... Read more »

A Suggestion for a Cook Co. Election Reform

-By Phil Collins Phil Collins has an interesting idea to help reform Cook County elections. He posted his idea on his Examiner blog. In 101 Illinois counties, voters, in the Republican, Democrat, and Green Party primaries, may vote for precinct committeemen, during each primary that is held during even-numbered years. In Cook County, voters may... Read more »

Second Tax Facts Video Released Empowering Cook County Property Tax Payers

From the campaign of Patlak for Cook County Board of Review… As promised, we have released the second Property Tax Facts video in a series designed to educate Cook County property owners about our property tax system. If you have a question of your own, go to and click the Ask Dan button located... Read more »

Town Hall Meeting on Local Flooding: 10 a.m. Sat., La Grange Village Hall

From the office of Tony Peraica, Cook County Commissioner… You are invited to join me tomorrow for a town hall meeting tomorrow at 10 a.m. at LaGrange Village Hall to discuss local village flooding and local governmental efforts to provide relief to local residents and families. WHEN: Tomorrow, Saturday, July 31, 2010 — 10 a.m.... Read more »

Sex Harassment Scandal in Cook County GOP Sees Resignation of Political Director Rose

-By Warner Todd Huston This story has been building for weeks on, but the reporting there was often iffy, hazy, and speculative, so I didn’t write about it myself. But this week things have come to a head proving the allegations had some merit because now Cook County GOP Executive Director Jeremy Rose has... Read more »

Surviving Trauma Might Depend on Where You Live in Chicago Area

-By Warner Todd Huston Fox News did an interesting report a few days ago that showed that most Chicago-Area Emergency Rooms are not properly equipped for trauma cases. It seems that it might depend on what part of the city you live in if you will survive a car crash, falling off a building, a... Read more »

Corrupt Politics in Cook County Illinois, Some History

-By Warner Todd Huston There is a saying about Chicago’s weather: if you don’t like the weather, wait 10 minutes it’ll change. This, of course, is an allusion to the fact that the weather in Chicago is often unpredictable with every season but winter seeming all too short. The rains come, the winds blow, the... Read more »