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Caroline Hurley is a digital analyst at the Chicago Sun-Times.

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Cook County assessor gave tax breaks to dead mobster — for 6 years

Other homeowners were given disabled veteran tax breaks — which could erase their property tax bills for life — even though they didn’t apply and weren’t vets, the Sun-Times found.

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Kaegi is giving tax breaks to vets on pricey homes even though they don’t qualify

So some get big tax breaks despite being ineligible. The Cook County assessor says he’s following the policy on the disabled vets property tax exemption his predecessor set.

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You pay more in property taxes because 27,288 Cook County homeowners pay nothing

As disabled vets, Sen. Tammy Duckworth and former Ald. James Balcer are among those with tax bills of $0. Income isn’t a factor in getting the tax break for disabled vets. In some states, it is.

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10 ‘senior tax freeze’ homeowners will have to pay $273,000 more this year in the wake of Sun-Times investigation

Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi has slashed their property tax breaks and is going after seven of them for $371,000 in back taxes he says they should have paid.

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‘Senior freeze’ tax program riddled with errors, lax oversight, Sun-Times finds

Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi admits his office made numerous errors managing a program that shifted $250 million last year in taxes from eligible seniors onto everyone else.

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When the COVID pandemic hit, Illinois sales tax revenues plunged in one place worst of all

A single Chicago ZIP code renowned as a lure for tourists and shoppers accounted for the state’s most dramatic plunge in sales tax collections, a Sun-Times analysis shows.

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Chicago has just come out of our fourth-longest stretch with at least 10 inches of snow cover

It might not have been forever, but for those of us having to shovel again and again for weeks, it felt like it at times: 25 days, from Jan. 31 through Feb. 24.

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City targets vulnerable communities for mass COVID vaccinations; any local over 18 eligible

A pilot program quietly launched in Belmont Cragin last weekend is expected to be expanded to other West Side and South Side communities hit hard by the virus.

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Fat Tuesday? Nope, it’s Paczki Day: Here’s where to find the Polish treat

They’re *not* jelly doughnuts.

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COVID-19 vaccine shots for city residents can be booked through this website

Chicago health officials warn residents to be patient as there’s not enough vaccine to meet the demand of hundreds of thousands of eligible people.