Gov. Pritzker unveils tax plan

information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 7, 2019) — Gov. Pritzker unveiled what he is calling his “fair tax plan” that ensures 97 percent of taxpayers get tax relief and the wealthy pay their fair share. The following is an excerpt of the Governor’s remarks: My administration has begun negotiations … Read more

Renewal applications mailed for Disabled Veterans and Disabled Persons Exemptions

Application deadline is March 6 information provided by the Cook County Assessors Office CHICAGO, Ill. (February 2019) – Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi announced that his office has mailed thousands of renewal applications for the Disabled Persons and Disabled Veterans Exemptions. These two exemptions were designed to provide additional property tax relief to veterans with … Read more

Cook County Assessor’s Office releases exemption booklets

Booklets mailed to homeowners as part of public awareness campaign information provided by the Cook County Assessor’s Office CHICAGO, Ill. (February 12, 2019) — Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi announced that taxpayer exemption booklets were mailed on February 11 to 110,000 homeowners—those whose properties sold in 2017 and those who did not receive an exemption … Read more

Redesigned website makes assessment info more accessible to Cook County residents

Joint effort by Commissioner Kevin Morrison and Assessor Fritz Kaegi announced February 6 information provided by the Cook County Assessor’s Office COOK COUNTY, Ill. (February 6, 2019) – Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morrison and Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi jointly announced changes to the Assessor’s website (cookcountyassessor.com) that will make it easier for taxpayers to … Read more

Cook County Treasurer to refund $8.3 million in property taxes

Lansing Beautification

Visit treasurer website to see if you’re entitled to a refund By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (January 26, 2019) – The Cook County Treasurer’s office has announced that automatic property tax refunds of $8.3 million will go to nearly 30,000 homeowners—with no application required. Calling it a “late Christmas present for homeowners” the Cook County Treasurer’s … Read more

Cook County Assessor’s Office releases update on 100-day reform plan

Assessor Fritz Kaegi details recent changes to expand ethics, fairness, and transparency information provided by the Cook County Assessor’s Office COOK COUNTY, Ill. (January 26, 2019) – On January 23, Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi released an update on his 100-Day Plan to bring ethics, fairness, and transparency into the operations of the Cook County … Read more

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