Liz...is it TRUE that Rahm pays NO PROPERTY TAX on his MANSION???Excuse me for butting in but the answer is YES, Rahm & the Mrs pay zero Property Tax on their Mansion in Chicago (& Cook County).
There was a thread on it yesterday with address, map (satellite view) and link to the Cook County Assessor. The 'house' is listed as being owned by some phony baloney 'Rahm Emmanuel (and Mrs Rahm) Foundation'.
And trust me, based on the house size, lot size and location, the property tax amount would be HUGH if not tax exempt. Cook County, IL has outrageous property tax rates.
Carry on :-)
IN CASE YOU MISSED THIS POST:
Looks like Rahm (and Obama?) exerted (cough) a little pressure on their Chicago political allies to obfuscate this issue.
Would love to see Rahm's cell phone records.
Here's the Chicago tax assessor latest sounds on the topic: "Rahm Emanuels house being tax exempt is wholly inaccurate. Rep. Emanuels house in on the tax rolls, and he and Ms. Rule have paid the taxes on it. The Emanuel house sits on two lots. For tax purposes, the property is listed as 4232 N. Hermitage Ave. The PIN is 14-18-408-035-0000. As you can see, 4232 N. Hermitage came up as one of the addresses when you searched Emanuels block on our web site. 4228 N. Hermitage is listed as the mailing address on the tax records-----it is not at all uncommon for addresses to be merged for properties on two lots. According to the Cook County Treasurers web site, Emanuel and his wife paid $13,022.60 in property taxes this year." Sincerely, Eric W. Herman Director of Communications Cook County Assessor's Office
KEEP IN MIND The Chicago county assessor is a high- ranking Democrat Party operative, and is surely biased.
This same assessor once carried the palatial home of Democrat Cong Luis Guiterrez on the tax rolls as a vacant lot and argued once the story was publicized that Guiterrez should not be penalized for a "clerical error" ....this was after Guiterrez paid minimal taxes for years and years, b/c Guiterrez' palatial home was listed as a vacant lot.
City and county Chicago governments are run by corrupt Dem machines for years, it's hardly surprising that Emmanuel managed to pulled off his "charitable organization" stunt successfully....then got a "clarification"
Rahm has two lots and pays the freight on a single bill, and gets a tax break loophole that most of us would never be allowed. Now the assessor tells us to be happy that multi-millionaire and Freddie Mac swiller Rahm Emanuel pays anything.
The sound of paper shredders.....................
BTW, was Rahm's tax check backdated?
But...but the Tax Assessor said Rahm PAID his taxes.....uh last year....maybe Dec. 31??????? After he was nominated for Chief of Staff.