Part Two of Dan's feature as the The Leadership Institute's Graduate of the Week.
Illinois' Cook County Commissioner Dan Patlak, last week's Leadership Institute graduate of the week, leads his 19 staff to work as "taypayer advocates" for the 1.7 million people he represents.
The Cook County Board of Review is a quasi-judicial board that helps respond to "taxpayer's grievances with their property tax assessment," Brendan Seyring, a staffer for Commissioner Patlak, said.
A second highlight: Cook County has met the tax bill filing deadline of July 1 for the first time in 34 years, Brendan said.
"For every month delayed, it costs the county millions of dollars," Brendan said. "We are on time this year because of all the hard work and overtime."
Read the rest of the story on The Leadership Institute's website.