Cityofchicago.org/Revenue : City of Chicago Revenue Department

Www.CityofChicago.org/Revenue is the official website of City of Chicago Revenue Department where one can know about Chicago’s latest revenue alerts, most recent revenue news, service provider’s link and support information links within the guidance of Revenue Department mission. "2010 Employers' Expense Tax Relief Issues" and "Airport Departure Tax Rate Increase" are the latest alerts of Chicago Revenue Department.

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Cityofchicago.org/Revenue : City of Chicago Revenue Department

The mission of the Chicago Department of Revenue is to support vital city infrastructure and services by maximizing revenue collections while providing superior customer service. In the year 2000, Mayor Richard M. Daley appointed Director Bea Reyna-Hickey as Director of Revenue. Chicago City has been served by Ms. Reyna-Hickey with distinction in the Departments of Housing and Aviation. Chicago Revenue Department is divided into four major divisions, i.e. Tax, Citation Administration, Payment Processing and Accounts Receivable/Cost Recovery.

The work of Tax Division is to collect, audit and offer customer service to all municipal taxes. The work of Citation Administration Division is to see parking facility and red-light ticket collections and customer service. Neighborhood based payment centers, as well as payment centers at City Hall and 400 W are operated by the Payment Processing Division. Accounts Receivable/Cost Recovery is liable for collecting a variety of receivables including ambulance bills and cost recovery from damages to City properties.

On the homepage of Chicago Revenue Department (www.CityofChicago.org), navigations like home, city services, people we serve, programs & initiatives, Chicago government, and about Chicago are given. On the right side of the homepage, Multimedia Gallery and Of Special interest option is given while on the middle of the homepage latest news releases and other city updates is shown. On the top of the page, quick search option is provided.

‘City Services’ navigation includes many options like find services, service directory, I want to…, and helpful services this time of year. Hundreds of services are offered by the city of Chicago to its citizens. Many of them are available entirely online. With the help of ‘Find services’, citizen can search city services by entering proper Keyword OR by selecting options like People We Serve, Programs & Initiatives, Departments from the drop down box.

One can also search city services through service directory. ‘I Want To...’ option helps to Apply For, Check Status Of, Find/Get, Pay for/Buy, Register, Report/File, Request or Sign up for/Volunteer . ‘People We Serve’ navigation will help to find information related to Businesses and Professionals and Residents. Just click on particular option and get details of it like most recent news, services, supporting information, etc. Guest of Chicago can visit Official Tourism site (www.explorechicago.org).

‘Programs & Initiatives’ navigation shows the details of City of Chicago’s various Programs & Initiatives. These programs and initiatives include affordable Chicago, consumer protection, education, environment, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), grants, health & wellness, and so on. Each of its option is described in details, to know more about it just click on that option. ‘Chicago Government’ navigation provides information about government of Chicago. Besides this, it also contains information of Mayor's Office, City Treasurer, City Clerk, City Employee Directory, City Council, Your Ward & Alderman, Ordinances, Other City County & State Agencies, City Employment and Department Directory.

About Chicago:

Chicago is one of the biggest cities in the state of Illinois. It is the populated city in the Midwestern United States with more than 2.8 million residents and the third most crowded city in the country. Chicago was founded near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed in the year 1833. An area of 60,000 hectares is covered by the City of Chicago and sits 176 meters (578 feet) above sea level on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan. It is the fifth largest body of fresh water in the world at 190 km wide and 495 km long. The Chicago and Calumet rivers traverse the city. Chicago is considered as the county seat of Cook County.

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