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#286 ProPublica Illinois: The Tax Divide



In 2017, ProPublica Illinois and the Chicago Tribune published The Tax Divide, a four-part series examining deep inequities in the Cook County’s property tax assessments system.

The system, which touches every family in the county, was known to be highly regressive, but reporters found that the assessor’s office ignored the problem and misled the public.

ProPublica Illinois reporters Jason Grotto and Sandhya Kambhampati will discuss the stories, their methodology and the fallout from the series.


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ASL This event will have an American Sign Language interpreter.

Food Food and drinks will be provided. We encourage attendees to bring their own water bottles to reduce waste.


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