By Mike Kerman and Maria Todorova

The Illinois Appellate Court held that a property tax exemption for nonprofit hospitals which provided certain services or subsidies equal in value to their estimated property tax liabilities was facially unconstitutional because it did not require exclusive charitable use of the property, as prescribed under the Illinois Constitution. Carle Found. v. Cunningham Twp., Nos. 4-14-0795, 4-14-0845 (Ill. App. Ct. Jan. 5, 2016).