According to the Cook County Clerk's office, tax rates are up for schools, park districts, municipalities and other government bodies. Some of those tax levies have made double-digit increases in tax rates.
Countywide, property tax bills will jump an average of almost 2.7 percent.
Many of the people voicing complaints about their tax bills are senior citizens who didn't apply for their senior exemption, which they must do every year, because of a new law.
Taxing districts -- from schools to parks -- needed the extra revenue and the taxpayers were forced to foot the bill.
"So your local tax rates are going up, even though your assessments are going down, which results ultimately in a tax bill that could be a little bit higher.