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Buckle up, Southland property owners. If you think it’s bad now, it may soon get worse.


We’ve been hearing the warnings for some time about a looming catastrophe, a cataclysmic event that will leave devastation in its wake.

This isn’t a story about Hurricane Florence hitting the Carolinas. This is a tale of high property taxes in the south suburbs.

Instead of Mother Nature wreaking destruction with high winds and water, municipal leaders warn that unintended consequences of bad policy decisions may force occupants to flee homes and businesses in the Southland.

Buckle up, property owners. If you think it’s bad now, it may soon get worse.

Local officials raised more red flags about the situation Thursday morning. Park Forest Mayor John Ostenburg and South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association Executive Director Kristi DeLaurentiis delivered the presentation, “Cook County: A Perfect Tax Storm” to a small group in East Hazel Crest…Please click here to read Ted Slowik’s column in the Tribune/Daily Southtown. A related story, “Cook County Prevailing Wage Advisory Task Force,” is here.

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