Although the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times both looked at property tax increases across the city on Tuesday, neither paper mentioned that across Chicago, black and Latino neighborhoods will see the highest percentage hikes in their bills.
Four out of the five community areas with the highest percentage
increase–West Garfield Park, Fuller Park, Englewood and North
Lawndale–are predominantly black, according to The Chicago Reporter’s
Across the 77 community areas, the median bill increase was 8.6 percent. Nine of 12 community areas where at least 50 percent of the population is Latino will see property tax bill rise by more than the median amount.
— By Jeff Kelly Lowenstein and Christopher Danzig