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Date Introduced: 4/18/2007
Date Passed:

Claypool, Daley, Gorman, Goslin, Quigley, Silvestri, Suffredin
Beavers, Butler, Collins, Murphy, Peraica, Schneider, Sims, Steele-Robert


Ordinance to require the Board of Review and Assessor to post all property tax appeals on the Internet.

Activity Log:

Referred to Committee on Finance.
Amended in Committee to clarify posting requirements.
Approved by Committee on Finance.
Commissioners Claypool, Daley and Suffredin added as sponsors; Commissioners Beavers, Butler, Collins, Murphy, Sims and Steele added as co-sponsors.

Full Text of Legislation:



BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners that Chapter 2, Article VII, Section 2-589 of the Cook County Code is hereby amended as follows:


Division 2.  Code of Ethical Conduct


Subdivision III.  Financial Disclosure


Sec. 2-589. Generally.

(a)     Officers and employees shall file verified written statements of economic interests as required by the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act, 5 ILCS 420/4A-101 et seq. All statements shall be available in electronic form for examination and duplication by the Board of Ethics upon request.

(b)     The Board of Review and the Cook County Assessor shall post on their respective internet websites information pertaining to appeals filed with each office.  The information posted will consist of the name of the applicant, the disposition of the appeal, the property index number, the appeal number, the attorney or other representative of record and the basis for the disposition.  The website shall allow for users to search by address, pin number, appeal number or name of the attorney or other representative of record.

             The Board of Review and the Cook County Assessor shall post the required appeal information for a total of four assessment years on their respective websites.


(Ord. No. 04-O-18, art. III, 5-18-2004.) Sec. 2-590. Reserved.


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