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Real Estate Tax Reassessment

We live in a townhouse and received the triennial reassessment of our property value for the purposes of real estate taxes. The assessment of our home (with no significant renovations) increased over 35% and is at the topmost end of current list prices for what I would consider comparable properties in the area. Some of the listed comparable properties were >20% the assessed value of our home. As a result our taxes will be going up >20%. In the mail...

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We live in a townhouse and received the triennial reassessment of our property value for the purposes of real estate taxes. The assessment of our home (with no significant renovations) increased over 35% and is at the topmost end of current list prices for what I would consider comparable properties in the area. Some of the listed comparable properties were >20% the assessed value of our home. As a result our taxes will be going up >20%. In the mail with the reassessments came plenty of other letters from lawyers soliciting us to challenge the reassessment values. I wanted to ask if people think a challenge is worth pursuing? If it cuts my real estate tax increase by half, and I don't lose all of the savings to the lawyers, it seems to be worth it. But I am skeptical! Thanks

  • Beth Babcock Realtor for 24 years, currently with @properties

    I would suggest using a new data based company called Turbo Appeal. They charge 30% of the 1st years savings or 15% for condo buildings with 6 or more units when everyone participates. They have a lot more data than most attorney's. It wont cost you anything if they don't reduce your taxes. Turboappeal.com

  • robin in WRP Feelin' Feisty

    Every Cook County property owner should file a tax appeal every time her/his township is open for appeal. It is a very easy process; we've had reductions ranging from $200-900. http://www.cookcountyassessor.com/appealssublinks.aspx

  • Real estate taxes are the most unfair tax there is. It arbitrary and is not based on a person's ability to pay.

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  • Permit issued for elevator equipment

    Modernization of (2) 4000# cap., 6-stop, geared, passenger elevators (#1 & 2 cars) pursuant to scope of work submitted. All work to be made in compliance with 2010 City of Chicago Elevator Code. (EV006286)

    2437 N. Southport Ave. Issued April 15, 2015 Comment

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Dog day care businesses hit by canine flu

Trish Kupiszewski, assistant manager at Dogs Day Inn, near Wrightwood and Ashland avenues, said clients have kept their dogs away from the park and that she's not seeing new clients for two weeks. She said she continues to care for her regular 10 to 20 dogs a day and hasn't had any sick animals.

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Lokal Bringing Euro-Inspired Comfort Food to Second Location on Ashland

...Art Wnorowski says he's taking over the long-shuttered Players Sports Bar & Grill at 2500 N. Ashland and is aiming to open a second, larger Lokal this summer. The space that last...

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Dog day care businesses hit by canine flu

Trish Kupiszewski, assistant manager at Dogs Day Inn, near Wrightwood and Ashland avenues, said clients have kept their dogs away from the park and that she's not seeing new clients for two weeks. She said she continues to care for her regular 10 to 20 dogs a day and hasn't had any sick animals.

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Found a phone

near bus stop on east side of clark street, in lincoln park

  • Try calling the last number that they called and hopefully they have Caller ID and can tell you whose phone it is.

  • The phone is locked.

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  • 4 stars out of 5: Salam on Yelp

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Lost Golden Retriever near Seminary & Webster

Ivy is lost. If you see or locate a golden retriever in thebDePaul area please let me know. Missing since around 8:30 (last scene).

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Updated Apr 09

Core pilates

Has anyone been to this pilates studio on racine and wrightwood. Would you recommend it?

  • My wife has been going there for years, and she loves it. There are reformer classes held upstairs and mat/spinning classes held downstairs.

  • Another option is Core Concepts Pilates on Belmont just west of Southport (north side of the street) is great - been going to them for years (formerly known as Spring when it was on Southport). This new location is much smaller but they make it work. I haven't had all of their instructors for my classes but Gizel (owner) and Nicole are great! Highly recommend.

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Evidence of Chuy / Latin Kings gang connection?

This certainly warrants investigation. Chuy claims he has no connection to any gangs, but these photos seem to show otherwise.

Sources: The Gang Book, Chicago Police Gang Investigations Division

Photo links:
http://www.anony.ws/image/DUtH
http://www.anony.ws/image/DUtP
http://www.anony.ws/image/DUtY
http://www.anony.ws/image/DUtd
http://www.anony.ws/image/DUti
http://ciceronewswire.blogspot.com/2012/11/latin-king-criminally-charged-with.html

  • The Garcia campaign said the photo was taken at a campaign event at which a lot of people posed for photos with the candidate.

    The campaign said Garcia, a Cook County commissioner, was unaware of any alleged gang ties the men might have, and said Garcia has spent his life organizing to stem gang violence, calling any claims the photo shows he is a gang supporter are nothing more than a cynical attempt by his political opponents to smear the commissioner, and play to the fears of voters.

    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2015/03/31/garcia-campaign-blasts-photo-of-gang-leaders-as-smear-tactic/

  • RaleighsMa Not fauxraged but may contain typos.

    It's difficult to believe that Chuy and his camp had no idea who they were given that Gonzalez and Cintron (known Latin King leaders) were charged with harassing election workers in Cicero while working the election campaign of Juan Ochoa, who was supported by Cook County Commissioner Chuy.

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