Chicago's murder rate is out of control despite all of the city and state regulations to reduce access to guns.

"It is very important to us to tax guns because we know that guns are the sources of the incredible violence we have in our neighborhoods," Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle told a news conference.

I always thought the sources of incredible violence were incredibly violent people. Its a tough sell, especially in Chicago. This is going to fall on deaf ears, but if I were a violent person I would A) Like a guarantee from the City of Chicago that the person I'm about to rob is unarmed. and B) Not care what gun laws were on the books anyway.

How many murders will there be before the city actually does something other than hold "Anti-violence rallies"?

If you are going to stick a tax on a private used vehicle purchase, you ought to charge the tax upon vehicle registration, rather than surprise the buyer with a hefty tax bill four months later. If you can't get the state (DMV) to facilitate this, then you should not have enacted the tax without this minimal consideration for Cook County residents.

Minority owned turnkey patented accounting change saves up to 55% of the counties cost for employee healthcare premiums with no net cost to employees, no direct cost to the county, changes none of your healthcare plans or policies, and can be implemented at any time of your plan year. This would lead to a net revenue increase for the county of up to $161 million annually or $5 billion to $10 billion over the next three decades. No up front costs to patent holder only a legal review by your own tax law or accounting firm. The due-diligence material needed for a legal review is not publically available, and can only be disclosed by the patent holder to clients who sign a non-compete, and agree to have the due-diligence material delivered to their qualified tax law or accounting firm for review with consultation with the patent holder. Two employees would be needed to spend a couple of hours a month to download cost data to the patent holder to stay compliant with IRS rules and regulations after enactment.

Kurt Schneider about 6 years ago

Unfair vehicle use tax - I feel the amount charged for used vehicles is totally unfair.. it should be based on vehicle cost not just age.. I got a bill for 175$ for a motorcycle i paid 150$ ... how is thst even close to fair?? If I had purchased from a dealer the tax would have been 15$ come on cook county be more fair!

Right now it is free, why not charge $25 per class? And make all misdemeanor marijuana possession charges petty offenses, with a minimum fine of $500! So much money is wasted in court on these cases.

I have a suggestion that could save $700,000 or more.  All you would have to do is enforce an existing ordinance. 

The ordinance requires that certain 6b and other property tax incentive holders who fail to file a triennial report shall lose the incentive tax break for the triennial period.  However, the Assessor is not enforcing the ordinance. I have learned through FOIA that about 10% of such reports are missing for the 2007 ands 2010 triennial years for Schaumburg township.  I believe the nonfiling problem is county wide and the lax non-enforcement is county wide.

If the non-filing rate was 10% across the 1543 6bs in the County and the Assessor were to enforce the penalty, the County would recoup about $12,000,000 in EAV for the 2011 tax year for 6bs alone.  At a typical .06 tax rate this would result in about $700,000 of either tax releif or revenue.

That does not count any other incentives in default with the same triennial filing requirement, nor does it count any prior years.   This could extend into the millions with full enforcement.

If regular taxpayers are denied property tax exemptions if they fail to file the proper forms, then  the same standard should be applied to incentive beneficiaries.   The least these recipients can do is fill out a form every three years.  The Assessor should do his job and enforce the ordinance.  Taxpayers can not selectively choose to ignore County ordinances.  The Assesor should not be able to either.

The County Board has seen fit not to even consider reversing the ban on Metal Detecting on Forest Preserve property. There are many Metal Detecting Associations throughout the State. There are many Forest Preserve Districts that allow these organization members to Metal Detect by special permits. The members not only cause no damage to land, but remove and properly discard any trash. Why does the Cook County Board consider the issuance of these association members yearly permits for a nominal fee. Besides the revenue, this would be a plus to keep trash under control. Members abide by strict guidelines, one of them being any area dug will be returned to its original state with no damage or sign of any activity

We can get you the privilege SBCglobal net email settings for setting up SBCGlobal email on your cell phone. Having the correct settings is of central significance, and as a dependable help, you can confide in us in those settings. Call us now!

SBCglobal net email

We are well-versed with all the email technologies that are being used in the world today. If you are using SBC Mail, which recently has stopped working, then there is no need to hit the panic button and create more problems. Just call us to know the fix.

SBCglobal email login​

Idea: Study Base

Gordon Miles 6 months ago
Small2_blank-profile-picture-973460_960_720

Your post provides a very good learning opportunity for everyone, this is a true purpose of boom essays review. Astonishing writing skills are appreciated with relevant and accurate information.