Home Chicago News Property taxes eroding, eliminating home equity in West Cook suburbs – West... Property taxes eroding, eliminating home equity in West Cook suburbs - West Cook News March 9, 2017 2 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter “A home equity desert.” ShareTwitterEmailPrintGoogleFacebook Read Article Sort by: newest | oldest Andrew SzakmaryThe article shows house prices in the west suburbs declining between 20.8% and 52.9% over the January 2007 to January 2015 interval in inflation-adjusted terms. Well, the national 20 city Case Shiller home price index declined by 25.5% in inflation-adjusted terms between January 2007 and January 2015. Is this also to be blamed on high property taxes? Or is it perhaps possible that something entirely different, the bursting of the real estate bubble, might have had something to do with the price declines in the Chicago area? 3 months 14 days agoMikeBetween January 2007 to January 2015 the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Chicago Home Price NSA Index has declined more than the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-City Composite Home Price NSA Index. 3 months 14 days ago wpDiscuz Recent Wirepoints Originals Speech Muzzlers Triggered: Chicago’s Theater Community On The Attack – WP Original June 21, 2017 Together we make great theater -- unless you disagree with us, in which case you're a bigot. New Study Details How Pensions Exploit New And Younger Teachers – Wirepoints Original June 14, 2017 Illinois gets an 'F' as you'd expect, but we have plenty of company on this. Why You Shouldn’t Believe The Illinois Budget Deficit Numbers Released This Week – Wirepoints Original June 11, 2017 True numbers are 2X or 3X worse and show the genuine bind Illinois is in -- not just an ego clash between Rauner and Madigan. Wait for July To Downgrade Illinois Bonds To Junk — For The Subprime Anniversary – WP Original June 9, 2017 And a look ahead for the near term. Would Congress Authorize Bankruptcy for Illinois and Other States? Yes, Inevitably. – Wirepoints Original June 4, 2017 All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. -Arthur Schopenhauer. And thanks to ZeroHedge for republishing this article. COGFA: State of IL Revenue Up In May But Still Down For Year – WP Original June 4, 2017 Up 7% for the month but still down 3.5% for the year-to-date. Great Speech By Rep. Jeanne Ives On ‘Union Thugs’ Vandalizing Construction Site of a State Rep. They Don’t Like – WP Original June 2, 2017 And shame on most of the Illinois press for ignoring this crime. Video: IL State Senator, Clueless About Bill He Sponsors, Blames Questioning On His Mexican Heritage – WP Original June 1, 2017 Truth is, most of the rest of the legislature doesn't know what the bill does either. It still passed. Same with most of what they rushed through this week. Skim through this database of City of Chicago salaries (and don’t vomit) – WP Original May 31, 2017 Names, titles, salaries and more.