Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas today released a study which reveals the properties in Chicago and the suburbs with the largest property tax increases since 2000, dramatic examples of how the tax burden has soared on homeowners and businesspeople.
Called “The Top 50,” the report lists the 50 Property Index Numbers (PINs) with the largest tax increases from 2000 to 2019 in Chicago and the suburbs, both residential and commercial.
Every property owner can see how much their property taxes have grown over 20 years by visiting cookcountytreasurer.com.
The report is a new chapter in “The Pappas Study,” an unprecedented study that shows the county’s tax bills virtually doubling over 20 years, an increase that is nearly triple the 36 percent rise in the cost of living index.
A copy of the news release is attached and posted here.
Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas on Monday released an unprecedented study of property taxes that shows the county’s tax bills virtually doubling over 20 years, an increase that is nearly triple the rise in the cost of living index.
“The Pappas Study” is a painstaking examination of tax bills on Cook County’s 1.7 million parcels of property that shows the increase of total taxes over the past 20 years, and allows taxpayers to see the increases in bills on their homes, businesses and land.
Treasurer Pappas has revamped cookcountytreasurer.com so that property owners can look up the history of their tax bills going back to 2001.
Brothers and Sisters:
We are well underway for our Supreme Convention in Greece. Having just returned from the pre planning visit to the Athens and the general area of all our events, we are really excited about our plans. I gave a report to our Supreme President George Horiates and he asked me to send all of you an update on our progress. Here is a brief overview:
The Order of AHEPA has bought out the entire King George hotel, with 101 newly renovated majestic rooms. AHEPA wanted to have a space which would allow us to move more freely. Since the majority, if not all, of our members are vaccinated we will be able to utilize the entire hotel as we will have only AHEPA Family members in order to avoid other interactions with folks. We are still headquartering at the Grande Bretagne hotel and will hold several functions at both hotels. Many of you will be staying on “reserved” AHEPA floors in an effort to limit exposure to any non-vaccinated folks, AHEPA cannot control the number of guests in the Grand Bretagne during our stay, but your individual safety is of most importance.
AHEPA has secured the Greek War Museum for our 99th Anniversary event and it will be a catered event. All delegates and alternates will have access to this event, but all nonpaying guests MUST purchase a ticket to attend (100 Euro will be collected for entrance). We are pleased that the AHEPA Housing board will be with us again this year for their annual meetings, and they meet Sunday Monday and Tuesday July 25, 26, and 27. Our panel discussions are all completed and we are finalizing the titles and will be sending out to all AHEPA Family members. The panels are open to all members and for the AHEPA family and guests, NO CHARGE!
Our evening events are all finalized and we will be busing our members to all areas of ATHENS to participate. All delegates, Alternates and Paid guests will have access to this transportation for AHEPA Convention Events. Anyone purchasing a ticket to any single event must pay 100E for each event, (The Grand Banquet sales will end Monday July 26, 200E a ticket or a set of two for 300E). We have scheduled receptions, luncheons and dinners. We will be hosting many members for the Greek Government and the US Government alike, as well as business people and philanthropists.
Having just returned from Greece, let me explain what COVID protocols I viewed. As a fully vaccinated individual, I had to show proof of vaccination upon check in. I was not asked to show my vaccine card again. When leaving Athens, I had to take a 5min RAPID test, not a PCR test. I repeat YOU DO NOT HAVE TO TAKE A PCR TEST TO RETURN. The 5 min rapid test was simple and quick. I was given a paper which stated I was negative for COVID, and I needed to show this paper to the folks at the airport prior to boarding the plane for my return. THAT’S IT, no mess no fuss, it is simple and easy. The rapid test MUST be within 72 hours of departure and AHEPA will have access to a rapid clinic either at the hotel, or close by.
Brothers, Sisters, and Friends. I know it may be late in the game, but things are getting better and better, so if you are still on the fence let me assure you that this convention will be most historic, eventful and WOW what a great place to visit after being trapped inside for a year! AHEPA can still secure rooms for our convention but this changes daily, so please think about it. Also, plane tickets are selling fast. Just to show you how the industry feel travel to Greece is important. This year more than any other year American airline carriers have added flights to:
1 daily nonstop flight from our Official AHEPA Convention Airline partner EMIRATES from Newark, NJ
3 daily nonstop flights from JFK, NY on Delta
1 daily nonstop flight from JFK, NY on American Airlines
1 daily nonstop flight from Chicago, IL on American Airlines
1 daily nonstop flight on Delta from Atlanta, GA
1 daily nonstop flight on United from Washington, DC
1 daily nonstop flight from Newark, NJ on United
1 daily nonstop flight from Toronto, CANADA on Air Canada
10 flights daily from North America to Athens NON-STOP, this has never happened! Do they know something we don’t? I think so.
Don’t be left behind, come with AHEPA if you feel safe enough with all your COVID preparations.
MAKE RESERVATIONs TODAY AS ROOMS ARE LIMITED!
Classic Rooms: 280 Euro* per room for single/290 Euro* for a double room (2 people)
Rooms can have one King bed, or two twin beds, your choice
Deluxe Rooms: 320 Euro* per room for single/330Euro* for double room (2 people)
All guests get complimentary full breakfast daily.
All delegates and guests MUST send in $260 NON-Refundable
Deposit to secure their room. We have limited rooms, so act quickly. AHEPA will send $100 per deposit per room which will be deducted from your total bill you will pay upon check out. You must be a member of AHEPA to receive this reduced rate.
*Exclusive of all taxes
VISIT the AHEPA web site for details on our planned events and to secure hotels, and cruise info.
Visit the AHEPA Convention Page on the AHEPA web site at www.ahepa.org where you will find info on AHEPA Delegate/Alternate Registration, Hotel reservations and tentaive Schedule of events.
Want a cruise, join other members on the Celestyal Cruise July 31-August 7 email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Call for the AHEPA Discounted rate with promo code “AHEPA” or call 877-337-4665/ email@example.com
CHICAGO— The Art Institute of Chicago announced today that the museum is nearing completion of the conservation and installation of an extraordinary memorial window, attributed to Agnes F. Northrop and made by Tiffany Studios in 1917. Originally commissioned for the Central Baptist Church (now known as Community Church of Providence) as the gift of Mary L. Hartwell in memory of her husband, Frederick W. Hartwell, the window is a pinnacle achievement in the medium of stained glass. It will be on view beginning May 27 and will be a new permanent installation in the Henry Crown Gallery at the top of the Woman’s Board Grand Staircase.
Art Institute President and Eloise W. Martin Director James Rondeau shared: “It is with great pride we welcome this transformative work of art into the collection, an object that demonstrates the highest level of achievement in American glass production and exemplifies our ongoing commitment to excellence. Tiffany Studios became synonymous with radiant materials and technical brilliance, and this monumental work of stained glass by the firm is an unparalleled example of beauty, ingenuity, and universality. Prominently installed in our galleries, with the rich architectural history of Chicago as a stunning backdrop, this singular work will certainly inspire visitors and undoubtedly has the power to become one of the museum’s icons.”
The design of the window is attributed to Agnes F. Northrop, the firm’s leading landscape window designer. At twenty-six feet high by eighteen feet wide, and made up of 48 different panels, the scene depicts a distant view of Mount Chocorua, one of the most beloved peaks of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. In its scale, intricacy of design, and complexity of glasswork, it is one of the largest and most ambitious landscape window projects ever undertaken by Tiffany Studios.
Στα πλαίσια των δράσεων του Υπουργείου Εθνικής Άμυνας για την επέτειο των 200 χρόνων από την Ελληνική Επανάσταση, πρόκειται να διοργανωθεί την 4η Ιουλίου και ώρα 12:15 μμ, τελετή κατάθεσης στεφάνου στο Μνημείο του Άγνωστου Στρατιώτη στο Νεκροταφείο του Arlington.
Με την ευκαιρία του ταυτόχρονου εορτασμού της Ημέρας Ανεξαρτησίας των Η.Π.Α., η Πρέσβυς της Ελλάδας κα. Αλεξάνδρα Παπαδοπούλου θα καταθέσει στεφάνι τιμώντας τη μνήμη των πεσόντων στους αγώνες για την ελευθερία, με σκοπό την ανάδειξη των πολυετών δεσμών φιλίας μεταξύ των δύο χωρών. Στην τελετή θα παραστεί αντιπροσωπεία από στελέχη της Στρατιωτικής Αποστολής.
Embassy of Greece
Public Diplomacy Office
Washington, DC 20008
Picture left to right: Mark V. Tiniakos, Editor and Publisher of The Chicago Greek Press, The Late Hon. James A. Geroulis, Judge of Circuit Court of Cook County, Constantine L. Tsokos, Consul of Greece in Chicago and former Ambassador.
Christos Panagiotopoulos owner of Zorba's Pastry Shop. Serving our Community the Finest in Greek and American Pastry.
311 N. Central Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60634
Members of Knights of Columbus, St. Michael Archangel, Police Council #12173 who advanced to 4th Degree on February 22, 2020.
Members of the St. Michael the Archangel Police Council 12173 praying for law enforcement members at the Gold Star Families Memorial and Park
Members of the St. Michael the Archangel Police Council 12173
Mark V. Tiniakos with Hon. Attorney General for the State of Illinois Kwame Raul
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