Property Tax Lawyer Cook County: ~66 Links, & "Handwaving"
My favorite links on this page include
"How to appeal your Illinois property taxes Without a Lawyer," a helpful book written
by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn 25 years ago. The concepts are
still sound so if you want to do your house yourself, G-d bless you, I
hope you win big.
Next is the Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission. I've
done so many cases for so long that if I wasn't treating people right I
think it would have caught up with me by now.
The Cook County Assessor's Office link has a useful "Property
Look-up" feature, and the Board of Review is now able to process online filing only because of the help of Assessor Joseph Berrios. Mirabile dictu (Latin
for "too wonderful for words"), the assessor and the Board of Review
are suddenly finishing their work as much as 2-4 months EARLIER than
just 2 or 3 years ago! It's such a dramatic sea change that it almost seems as if the
current assessor were competent and trying hard to do a good job, while
his predecessor was incompetent and trying hard not to do a good job. It
really seems as if it were just like that.
"Handwaving" is a concept that was introduced to me by a chemistry
professor at the U. of Illinois. I was increasingly reminded of it as I developed the About Us page on this site. Handwaving occurs as verbiage becomes muddled. On About Us I tried to make it clear that one could safely ignore the roughly 90% of that page that is not highlighted in yellow.
Hover over the Better Business Bureau link and it displays the date. I like
the 'A+' link, too!