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updated: 11/30/2012 8:53 AM

Cook County residents saw higher property taxes despite city reduction

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Three years of property tax reductions in Elgin have added up to a $10 million cut to the city's revenues. But some residents are still seeing a higher charge from the city on their property tax bills this year. It all comes down to a homeowner exemption that Cook County applies differently than Kane County, meaning the east side residents don't see what Elgin City Council members have been trying to trumpet: lower property taxes.

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