The November election ballot includes a proposed amendment to the Illinois Constitution that if approved by voters would allow the state to replace its flat income tax with a graduated one. Gov. J.B. Pritzker is backing the amendment, while businessman Ken Griffin opposes it.
Schedule an appointment with staff from Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi’s office, who will be meeting with property owners on Tuesday, July 14 in state Rep. La Shawn Ford’s office, at 5051 W. Chicago Ave. Appointments will be scheduled between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Learn how to appeal your bill and make sure you aren’t missing any exemptions.
Congressman Danny Davis, state Rep. Camille Lilly, Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin, and Ald. Chris Taliaferro and Emma Mitts warn the legislation would be devastating to many West Side residents.
The city of Chicago is offering free help for qualified individuals at several sites, including Austin Town Hall, 5610 W. Lake St., on Saturdays through April 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This year, the deadline to file taxes is Monday, April 18.