The Board of Review is currently operating on a platform that dates back to 2006. At best, this is unacceptable at worst, unfair to the residential property owners who filed appeals with the Board of Review based on lack of uniformity. The analysts at the Board of Review need to have access to the most current data when settling appeal claims.
It’s proven that Cook County’s property tax system shifted billions of dollars in taxes from the county’s commercial, industrial, and most affluent areas onto the middle-class and low-income communities, forcing the latter to shoulder more of the tax burden. One immediate fix to start addressing this problem would be to not accept campaign donations from attorneys who file appeals with the Board of Review.