PI Original Josh Kalven Friday November 7th, 2008, 11:29am

Fact Check: Rahm Emanuel Does Pay His Property Taxes

Thanks to a poorly researched "suggestion" by the conservative Illinois Review blog that congressman and soon-to-be White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel doesn't pay property taxes on his home, this rumor is now circling the internet and apparently even came up on ...

Thanks to a poorly researched "suggestion" by the conservative Illinois Review blog that congressman and soon-to-be White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel doesn't pay property taxes on his home, this rumor is now circling the internet and apparently even came up on an XM radio show this morning.  So, in the hopes of attracting some of the Google searches resulting from this little monster, here are the facts.

Actually, there's really just one fact: Emanuel does pay his property taxes.  Courtesy of Capitol Fax -- which quickly debunked the Illinois Review post yesterday -- here's a copy of Emanuel's tax bill from last year (click for larger version):

And that's that.  For more on how Illinois Review has handled this matter, check out my post from yesterday, as well as Archpundit and Illinois Reason's thoughts on the topic.

UPDATE: By the way, IR deleted the Emanuel-related posts this morning, decrying the "the thuggery of the Left and their political masters here in Illinois ... whose propaganda machines never allow facts to get in the way of their lies."

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