Mansion Owner Fights Taxes With Church Exemption

He says he converted part of his home into a chapel and became ordained as a minister by signing up with an online program. But is that enough to exempt Illinois real estate agent George Michael from tens of thousands of dollars in taxes on his multimillion dollar lakefront property? Michael, of Lake Bluff, Ill., has been locked in a dispute with state and local government officials for three years over whether he qualifies for a property tax exemption provided to religious organizations. One...Full Story
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