District 215 receives Property Tax Relief Grant

information provided by District 215 LANSING, Ill. (September 21, 2019) – The historic school funding reform law passed in 2018 included a Property Tax Relief Grant that provided additional dollars in new state funds to provide property tax relief to communities of school districts that need it the most. This was the first time in … Read more

IHDA announces additional $2,500 closing cost grant to be used with existing programs

First-time and repeat homeowners can now receive up to $12,500 in assistance to purchase a home in Illinois CHICAGO, Ill. (August 15, 2019) – The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) has launched a new, limited-time grant to help homebuyers across Illinois afford their closing costs. Through the new Advantage Subsidy program, IHDA will give eligible … Read more

Gov. Pritzker signs bill to create Property Tax Relief Task Force

information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (August 7, 2019) – With the goal of convening lawmakers to discuss their policy ideas to reduce local reliance on property taxes, Governor JB Pritzker signed a new law last week creating the Property Tax Relief Task Force. “This bipartisan, bicameral property tax task force … Read more

Illinois Housing Development Authority announces application deadline for “Hardest Hit” program

Homeowners have until April 30 to apply for $35,000 in mortgage payment assistance Information provided by Illinois Housing Development Authority CHICAGO, Ill. (April 24, 2019) – The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) is announcing the wind down of the Illinois Hardest Hit program, a federally funded initiative that helps those facing foreclosure to stay in … Read more

Commercial Property Tax Reform Bill SB 1379 passes Illinois Senate

Next step: House Revenue Committee information provided by the Cook County Assessor Chicago, Ill. (April 17, 2019) – Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi announced on April 4 that SB 1379, the Data Modernization Bill, led by Senator Toi Hutchinson (D-40), passed the Illinois Senate in a bi-partisan vote of 36-16-1. The Data Modernization Bill is … 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