Reports

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.

The State of Illinois Shortchanges Cook County on Federal Medicaid Funds

Release: February 2, 2007

An explanation of how the state shortchanges Cook County of federal Medicaid payments.

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