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Court to decide whether Riverdale can refuse to renew business licenses for property tax scofflaws

The Village of Riverdale is attempting a bold initiative that, if successful, could have broad policy implications throughout the south suburbs.

The town is refusing to issue business licenses to companies whose property owners are delinquent in paying real estate taxes.

“This is something that is systemic throughout the south suburbs,” Riverdale Mayor Lawrence Jackson said. “Our property tax collection rates continue to drop…” Please click here to read Ted Slowik’s column in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

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