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

Cook County Treasurer to refund $8.3 million in property taxes

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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