National Affairs: Mrs. Cisar's Bungalow

Nine years ago Mrs. Lillian Cisar paid $9,800 for a bungalow on North Taylor Avenue in Oak Park, Chicago suburb. In 1927 her taxes were $219. In 1928 they were upped to $544. Mrs. Cisar like many another irate property owner, refused to pay them. Last week the Cisar bungalow was spotlighted by a decision of the Illinois Supreme Court in a case involving Cook County real estate assessments of $480,000,000.

Besides Mrs. Cisar, some 300,000 Chicago property owners went on a tax strike because of the high rates assessed for 1928 and 1929. Organizing...

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