Cook County's Budget: Long-Term Imbalance Leads to New Pain for Vulnerable Residents
Release: November 14, 2017
On October 11, 2017, the Cook County Board of Commissioners voted to repeal a penny-per-ounce tax on sweetened beverages. The FY2018 budget presented by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle had relied on the sweetened beverage tax to cover just over $200 million of the county's projected expenditures on services.
UPDATED: Illinois Property Taxes
Release: May 14, 2015
This Issue Brief is an update to a 2007 Brief, and provides an overview of who pays property taxes in Illinois, the steps in the property tax cycle, and what property tax revenue is used for.
An Update: An Analysis of the Tax Exemptions Granted to Cook County Non-Profit Hospitals and the Charity Care Provided in Return
Release: April 10, 2009
An update to CTBA's 2006 study comparing the value of the tax breaks received by Cook County non-profit hospitals to the charity care they provide in return.
Issue Brief: Illinois Property Taxes
Release: November 29, 2007
This Issue Brief provides an overview of who pays property taxes in Illinois, the steps in the property tax cycle, and what property tax revenue is used for.
Cook County's Revenue System is Structurally Unable to Support the Public Services it Provides
Release: September 24, 2007
This Report analyzes the basic public services Cook County provides and the revenue sources that fund them. The Report also examines the Cook County fiscal system to determine whether it has the ability to fund and sustain the level of public services it currently provides.