Thursday, February 22

Public Newsroom #52: Property Taxes with ProPublica Illinois

6:00 pm — 8:00 pm

Whether you own a home, a business, or you rent, everyone who lives in Cook County is affected by the county’s property tax system. That system is deeply unfair and riddled with errors, extensive reporting by ProPublica Illinois’ Jason Grotto shows. And who’s paying the price? Residents and business owners on Chicago’s South and West sides. Let’s talk about that. Grotto and data reporter Sandhya Kambhampati will first walk you through their reporting on this topic, and then we’ll shift to a community conversation about Cook County’s property tax assessment system, what it means for it to be broken, and how it’s supposed to really work.

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