For Immediate Release
Ives Leads the Charge on Property Tax Reform
Jeanne Ives will join community activists, elected officials, and local businessmen and women in press conference at Profiles Barbershop, Phoenix, IL
December 15, 2017 – A coalition of public-interest lawyers filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that embattled Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios violated state and federal civil rights and housing laws by knowingly producing inaccurate assessments that punished poor and minority homeowners across the county. The lawsuit, filed in Cook County Circuit Court, contends the county’s “residential property tax scheme is neither accurate nor uniform” and is “perpetuating institutional racism” by shifting the tax burden from wealthier, majority-white neighborhoods to poorer, minority neighborhoods.
Tomorrow, Jeanne Ives, a State Representative and Republican Candidate for Governor will join community activists, elected officials and local businessmen and women to call for a fair and equitable property tax system.
When: Friday, December 15, 2017, 11:00 AM
Where: Profiles Barbershop, 503 E. 153rd St., Phoenix, IL