Cook County Assessor Shifts Tax Burden From Homeowners To Landlords

The average bill for commercial and industrial properties rose nearly 16% from 2019, according to the Cook County Treasurer’s office.

Houses on Chicago’s West Side.
Cook County is reassessing the value of all residential and commercial properties in the county, like these homes on Chicago's West Side. Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi says sweeping property reassessments are necessary as the coronavirus wreaks havoc on the economy. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ
Houses on Chicago’s West Side.
Cook County is reassessing the value of all residential and commercial properties in the county, like these homes on Chicago's West Side. Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi says sweeping property reassessments are necessary as the coronavirus wreaks havoc on the economy. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ

Cook County Assessor Shifts Tax Burden From Homeowners To Landlords

The average bill for commercial and industrial properties rose nearly 16% from 2019, according to the Cook County Treasurer’s office.

New data shows that Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi has been a boon for homeowners in northern Cook County.

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Fritz Kaegi, Cook County Assessor