Property Tax Law News

Whitt Law LLC’s Accessibility During Illinois Stay-At-Home Order

Since our nation’s COVID-19 outbreak, Whitt Law LLC has been monitoring all developments, particularly those impacting our public schools and schoolchildren. For weeks, Whitt Law has been working with school districts and other units of local government to respond and adapt to the unique threats posed by COVID-19.  Throughout this process, we have worked both [...]

Circuit Court Judge Rules in Carle Foundation Hospital Property Tax Exemption Case

Case number 2008-L-000202 has been lingering for over a decade. The case is commonly referred to as the Carle Foundation Case and involves the question of whether - or to what extent - the Carle Foundation Hospital is entitled property tax exemption pursuant to Section 15-86 of the Property Tax Code. The case originated in [...]

By | February 6th, 2020|Litigation Law News, Property Tax Law News|

Property Tax Relief Task Force Released Draft Report

The Property Tax Relief Task Force has released its draft report to the Governor and General Assembly. In its report, the Property Tax Relief Task Force provides an introduction to property taxes generally, as well as a primer on the property tax cycle in Illinois. The report then describes the Property Tax Relief Task Force’s [...]

By | January 15th, 2020|Education Law News, Property Tax Law News|

Transform Vision Into Reality: 2019 Joint Annual Conference

The 2019 IASB/IASA/IASBO Annual Conference kicks off this Friday in Chicago. There are several opportunities to connect with Whitt Law attorneys. On Friday, Whitt Law will host its annual reception at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. This is a great opportunity to connect with our clients, associates, and others whose work impacts school districts. This year, [...]

Summer Break? Not For These Board Members and Administrators

School districts throughout the Illinois are gearing up for the return of students and the start of a new school year. Although August signals the end of what is summer break for some; for others, the summer months are an opportunity to dig deeper into continuing education, catch up on legal and industry development, and [...]

Illinois Department of Revenue Launches New Online Portal

Today, the State of Illinois issued the following press release regarding a new online portal launched by the Illinois Department of Revenue. "Illinois DOR Launches Online Portal to Better Serve Local Governments MyLocalTax Brings More Transparency and Efficiency to Agency Operations CHICAGO – Local governments across Illinois now have financial information at their fingertips thanks [...]

By | June 4th, 2019|Property Tax Law News|

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Illinois Appellate Court Addresses Truth in Taxation Law

In April 2019, the Second District of the Illinois Appellate Court issued its decision in Mandigo v. Stolman, 2019 IL App (2d) 180466, a tax objection case involving the Truth in Taxation Law, which consists of sections 18-55 to 18-100 of the Property Tax Code. In Mandigo, the tax objectors sought a refund from several [...]

Join Whitt Law at the 2018 Joint Annual Conference of IASB, IASA, & Illinois ASBO

Are you wondering how to catch up with the attorneys from Whitt Law at this year’s Joint Annual Conference of IASB/IASA/Illinois ASBO? James Dougherty and Brian Bare will participate in a presentation on the new concussion protocols for students; Brittany Flaherty Theis will participate in a presentation on the current market and regulatory environment for [...]

Election Interference Laws: A Primer

Last week, Whitt Law Attorney Brittany Flaherty Theis participated in panel presentations at the Illinois Association of School Business Officials’ Regional Conferences in East Peoria and O’Fallon. The presentation was titled “Operating Tax Rate Referenda Options and Related Considerations.” The panel discussed operating tax rate referenda options and described the importance of understanding and communicating [...]

By | November 2nd, 2018|Education Law News, Property Tax Law News|