Cook County Assessor’s Office announces changes to assessments and appeals due to COVID-19

South Suburban reassessment continues; other property values will be examined for COVID-19-related adjustments CHICAGO/COOK COUNTY, Ill. (April 15, 2020) – – The Cook County Assessor’s Office announced updated information about its plans to reassess the southern and western suburbs of Cook County and adjust property values in the northern suburbs and Chicago if the economic … Read more

Freedom Church Ministries excited to bring old Illiana campus back to life

“Lansing is a great community!” says Pastor Thaddeus Searcy by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (February 25, 2020) – “We’ve always been community minded, but we’ve never had a home base,” said Pastor Thaddeus Searcy. “Being in a rental situation, we just are not able to accomplish what we want to accomplish. We’ve been limited in … Read more

South suburban leaders unite to pass Southland Reactivation Act (HB43) for tax relief

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information provided by South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association EAST HAZEL CREST, Ill. (February 11, 2020) — At a recent breakfast, south suburban legislators and local mayors expressed support for the Southland Reactivation Act (the “Act”), introduced as House Bill 43, which seeks to spur reuse of vacant, tax-exempt commercial and industrial properties. Regional leaders … Read more

Property tax abatements now available for spouses of fallen police officers, soldiers, and rescue workers

New program offers up to 100% abatement on property taxes to surviving spouses By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (January 28, 2020) – Cook County Residents are now eligible to apply for the Surviving Spouse Tax Abatement, which allows spouses of a fallen police officer, soldier, or rescue worker to receive up to a 100% abatement … Read more