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Old 07-31-2008, 03:10 PM
 
Location: AZ
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Default Where Cook Co. residents come from

Looks like most come from DuPage, many from NY, CA, AZ, other IL counties, too....

Neat site... check it out!
Moving from county to county
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Old 08-01-2008, 06:41 AM
 
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Looks like most come from DuPage, many from NY, CA, AZ, other IL counties, too....

Neat site... check it out!
Moving from county to county

I doubt that. Who in their right mind would move from DuPage county where taxes are very reasonable in comparison to Cook County (especially Chicago) which has driven Illinois into bankruptcy?
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Old 08-01-2008, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I doubt that. Who in their right mind would move from DuPage county where taxes are very reasonable in comparison to Cook County (especially Chicago) which has driven Illinois into bankruptcy?
Must be the sheeple.
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:18 AM
 
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I doubt that. Who in their right mind would move from DuPage county where taxes are very reasonable in comparison to Cook County (especially Chicago) which has driven Illinois into bankruptcy?
Out of curiosity, do you have any data to support that?

Also, I'm guessing these are young people who enjoy having stuff to do...
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:37 AM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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I doubt that. Who in their right mind would move from DuPage county where taxes are very reasonable in comparison to Cook County (especially Chicago) which has driven Illinois into bankruptcy?
I did when I graduated from high school in the 70's.
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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I doubt that. Who in their right mind would move from DuPage county where taxes are very reasonable in comparison to Cook County (especially Chicago) which has driven Illinois into bankruptcy?
Well, by moving to Chicago, you could potetially see your property taxes drop significantly.
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:48 AM
 
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I did when I graduated from high school in the 70's.
If you take a look at the "income in, income out" section, it seems like these are probably people (like recent grads) who are coming here to start careers.
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Old 08-01-2008, 09:07 AM
 
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Well, by moving to Chicago, you could potetially see your property taxes drop significantly.
That's because they get you with the 10.25% sales tax you know tax 1, tax 2, tax 3 listed on your receipt everytime you purchase something? I left Chicago 2 decades ago and Cook County 5 years ago and am a happy homeowner in DuPage county. While I work downtown, I don't buy anything while there. The tax is outrages.

Chicago has lower property taxes because the lots are small to non-existent. Suburban Cook County is raped annually to make up the shortfall though.
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Old 08-01-2008, 09:15 AM
 
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Out of curiosity, do you have any data to support that?

Also, I'm guessing these are young people who enjoy having stuff to do...

Excellent point. Kids who grow up in the suburbs tend to move to the city when they leave home. As for data supporting people fleeing Cook County because of the perpetual monumental tax increases and additions:

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The 1 percent increase hikes the sales tax in Chicago to 10.25 percent. By comparison, the sales tax in Lake and Will counties is 7 percent, and in DuPage County, it's 7.25 percent.

A sales tax of 10.25 percent is also significantly higher than the sales tax in other major cities. New York, Los Angeles and Dallas all have a sales tax of less than 8.3 percent, Phoenix has a tax of 6.3 percent, and Denver's sales tax is only 3.6 percent. Birmingham, Ala., earlier this year passed a sales tax hike--to 10 percent.

cbs2chicago.com - Sales Tax Hike In Effect; Will Shoppers Revolt?
As a former homeowner in (suburban) Cook County and current homeowner in DuPage county, I can personally assure you the property taxes are significant lower.
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Old 08-01-2008, 10:20 AM
 
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Well, I know about the sales tax. I will mention, however, that groceries are taxed at 2%. Most of my regular purchases are groceries. I wouldn't purchase a big-ticket item in Chicago.
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