- Upon Further Review - Monday, May 5, 14 @ 4:10 pm:
Quinn used to serve on the Cook County Board of Appeals (now renamed the Board of Review) that handles property tax appeals.
While in private practice (i.e. out of political office for a few years after losing a couple of primary elections), Quinn used to solicit law clients by billing himself as a property tax appeals specialist!
- Almost the Weekend - Monday, May 5, 14 @ 4:11 pm:
Would not be surprised if the PQ campaign passed this along, to show his average joe status to IL Voters.
Also, could be a nice prelude to Rauner’s property taxes in his two IL homes, and transition into the Payton Prep Clouter as OW called him before the Primary.
That’s a horrible record, considering that was how he made a living in private practice and as a board member prior to graduating to the state trough. Even wrote a book/pamphlet on the subject as I recall.
Pat didn’t want to pay his fair share towards “investments” in crappy public schools and roads with pot holes built by expensive union labor. Imagine that. No word yet on whether Pat Quinn gets personal advice from Rick Perry.
Rauner was actually awarded multiple houses ===didn’t want to pay his fair share towards “investments” in crappy public schools and roads with pot holes built by expensive union labor. Imagine that.===
Get over yourself. Maybe your house is made of glass?
- Just The Way It Is One - Monday, May 5, 14 @ 6:36 pm:
And despite this, nevertheless, Pat Quinn is the AUTHOR of “THE BOOK” on the very Subject himself on “How to Appeal Your Property Taxes Without a Lawyer,” which he wrote and distributed all over the place in the Late 1980’s, which has no doubt saved thousands of OTHER average Homeowners in Illinois Million$ of dollars over the years…!
In fact, for at least a couple of years before he was elected Illinois Treasurer in 1990, the Governor as a Community Activist, used to run all OVER Chicago and the Suburbs conducting FREE Seminars to teach Folks 1ST-HAND how to go about doing just THAT! It helped him make even a BIGGer Name for himself at the time, and some attributed it as a key factor in helping him win the Dem. Nomination over the then-Dem.Party-endorsed Candidate, Peg Breslin, and, by November, his 1st STATE-Wide, Elected Post over Greg Baise that year…!
Mama says “Inept is as inept does.” They say that you have to know someone up in Chicago in order to “make things go away”. Maybe he just doesn’t know anyone that is high enough up on the Chicago political ladder to “help him”? Maybe if he knew Mayor Rahm or one of the Daley family members things might have turned out differently.
Mama says “Inept is as inept does.” They say that you have to know someone up in Chicago in order to –”Maybe he just doesn’t know anyone that is high enough up on the Chicago political ladder tomake things go away”. Maybe he just doesn’t know anyone that is high enough up on the Chicago political ladder to “help him”? Maybe if he knew Mayor Rahm or one of the Daley family members things might have turned out differently.–
Maybe it’s smart politics for a populist governor to get stuck with property tax bills like a regular schlump.
You guys are cute (that’s you, VMan). Quinn’s inept because he doesn’t use the clout of his office for personal gain. You reformers you.
You think a governor couldn’t use the power of the office to get a property tax reduction? It would be incredibly stupid to do so, but it could be done.
Having been through the appeal process a number of times myself, I can relate. Sometimes you have what you think is a great case and you lose. Other times you have a weak case and you win. You just never know what will fly.
My favorite one was appealing the taxes on a old house I had just bought even though the county set the assessment at the purchase price. I actually won that appeal, claiming I didn’t believe the house was worth what I had to pay for it!
===Exemptions are not a sign of a lack of character. If Rauner had no character, what would you assassinate everyday?===
The designated hitter. You’re a ball player, get up there and hit!
Yeah, you lack character when you can read you get one house to get that exemption, and you, by “happenstance” claim multiple homes. What, Rauner forgot how many homes he had, and which house is his residence?
Or he is a “.01%”er scamming the system, lacking character to just take one like everyone else.
Quinn’s 4 appeals on his own home is a pretty small sample size if you are trying to determine his overall success in appealing prop tax assessments. The results he got for his clients would tell us whether he knows what he is doing.