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Sunday, November 01, 2009

Taxes -- good for thee, not for me, say top politicos: Chicago property taxes increase 9.6%; Obama's property tax increases 1.0%

(TaxProf Blog) -- The Chicago Sun-Times reports that property taxes in Chicago have increased an average of 9.6% this year. The property taxes on President Obama's home at 5046 South Greenwood Avenue increased 1.0%. Other Chicago politicians with below average property tax increases include:

•Alexi Giannoulias (Illinois Treasurer): 1.0%
•Richard Daley (Chicago Mayor): 3.5%
•Rahm Emanuel (President Obama's Chief of Staff): 3.7%
•Lisa Madigan (Illinois Attorney General): 4.4%
•Dan Hynes (Illinois Comptroller): 4.9%


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