Evanston aldermen presumably are feeling the reassessment pain along with other city residents.

But the pain varies among the aldermen, as it does among other residents. Some were hit much harder by the newly released Cook County property tax reassessments of their homes than others.

Feeling the most pain are Aldermen Delores Holmes, 5th Ward, and Ann Rainey, 8th Ward. Their assessments rose 55 and 54 percent respectively.

Other aldermen whose reassessments topped the 30.3 percent average for the city included Lionel Jean-Baptiste, 2nd Ward, at 40 percent; Steve Bernstein, 4th Ward, at 39 percent; Cheryl Wollin, 1st Ward, at 35 percent, and Edmund Moran, 6th Ward, at 31 percent.

Two aldermen escaped with reassessments less than the city-wide average. They are Melissa Wynne, 3rd Ward, at 23 percent and Elizabeth Tisdahl, 7th Ward, at 16 percent. Mayor Lorraine Morton’s assessment increase was just under the average at 29 percent.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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