State law requires annual renewal of senior exemptions

Application deadline is February 6, 2019 information provided by the Cook County Assessor’s Office CHICAGO, Ill. (January 8, 2019) – Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi announced that his office has mailed Senior and Senior Freeze Exemption renewal applications for tax year 2018. Over 300,000 applications were mailed to seniors who received the exemptions last year. … Read more

March 1 tax bill available online

Early payment is now possible information provided by the Cook County Treasurer’s Office COOK COUNTY, Ill. (December 25, 2018) – In response to requests by taxpayers, accountants, and tax advisors, Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas has posted next year’s First Installment property tax bill online, nearly three months before the due date. This is the … Read more

Bloom Township to host property tax assessment appeal seminar

Bloom Township Day

Thursday, January 3, 2019, 6:00pm information provided by the Cook County Board of Review CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. (December 20, 2018) – Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak will be holding a property tax assessment appeal seminar at the Bloom Township Office for taxpayers seeking to appeal their 2018 property tax assessments. Bloom Township … Read more

Property tax assessment appeal seminar well attended

Appeal deadline for Thornton Township is December 27, 2018 by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (December 18, 2018) – Over 60 people attended last night’s property tax assessment appeal seminar at the Lansing Public Library. Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak offered the hour-long seminar to help taxpayers seeking to appeal their 2018 property … Read more

Lansing Library to host property tax assessment appeal seminar for Thornton Township

Monday, December 17, 6:00pm information provided by the Cook County Board of Review LANSING, Ill. (December 10, 2018) – Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak will hold a property tax assessment appeal seminar at the Lansing Public Library (2750 Indiana Avenue) for taxpayers seeking to appeal their 2018 property tax assessments. Thornton Township … Read more

Assessor’s Office again certifies assessments early

information provided by Cook County Assessor’s Office CHICAGO, Ill. (November 28, 2018) – Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios announced that his office has certified the 2018 City of Chicago Triennial Reassessment earlier than last year’s triennial reassessment and will again publish all assessed values ahead of the anticipated schedule. Assessments have been completed on time … Read more

New Guidebook for housing providers helps eliminate discrimination

information provided by the Illinois Department of Human Rights CHICAGO, Ill. (July 17, 2018) – The Guidebook on Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications, released by the Illinois Department on Human Rights, offers clarification on which accommodations and modifications must be made in housing for persons with disabilities, in accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Act. The … Read more

Statewide Electronic Lien Registry database now available

Searchable database replaces county level filings information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (February 22, 2018) – Individuals looking for tax liens filed by the Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) now have a searchable database at their disposal. A new online Statewide Tax Lien Registry (Lien Registry) provides a single source to … Read more

Report verifies lack of uniformity in property tax assessments

Cook County Assessor’s Office releases Civic Consulting Alliance study by Melanie Jongsma CHICAGO, Ill. (February 19, 2018) – Initial findings of the Civic Consulting Alliance (CCA) analysis of the Cook County residential property tax system have been released. The summary report, available here, explains that the evaluation focused on four goals: uniformity, timeliness, compliance, and … Read more

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