STATES & CITIES: Again, Chicago


"If Judge Jarecki rules against us," mourned Mayor Anton Joseph Cermak of Chicago last week, "we might have to close the City Hall."

Against Mayor Cermak was precisely how Judge Edmund Kasper Jarecki did rule, holding the 1928-29 Cook County tax rolls invalid. Unless the State Supreme Court reverses the decision, new tax rolls will have to be compiled before $140,000,000 in back revenue can be collected. That sum represents a 22.2% nonpayment for 1928. 35.3% for 1929. Inasmuch as the 1930 rolls are based on those for 1928, they are...

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