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Cook Co. Assessor Stands By Tax Assessments

The oldest bar in Chicago is forced to close due to property taxes. Schaller's Pump sees its property taxes increase to an unaffordable $6,100 per year, forcing the bar to close for the first time since 1881. Dan & Amy discuss how the Cook County Assessor "cooks" the numbers to hike property taxes to levels that they prevent poor and minority families from owning a home.

Read the full story on Schaller's Pump here.
The Assessor's response can be read here.

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