Cook County Treasurer's Office - 11/19/2020
Property taxes in Cook County have increased 99 percent, while the cost of living went up by just 36 percent over the last 20 years, according to a report by Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas.
Pappas said residents can stop some increases by getting involved. She cited record low voter turnout, around 27%, over the past 20 years as one of the reasons why lawmakers don't feel the pressure to keep costs down.
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