Tax credits for affordable housing include two Lansing projects, one Chicago Heights project, and 19 others

$26 million federal incentive will create 1,188 units for families, seniors, and individuals with disabilities information provided by the Office of the Governor CHICAGO, Ill. (July 20, 2020) – The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) Board announced conditional awards totaling more than $26 million in federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) that will fund 21 … Read more

Cook County Assessor’s Office now open to public

In-person visits available by appointment only; property owners encouraged to use online services information provided by the Cook County Assessor’s Office CHICAGO, Ill. (July 12, 2020) – The Cook County Assessor’s Office announced last week the re-opening of its office locations to the public, in accordance with Cook County’s reopening plan. Many of the office’s … Read more

SB 685 to make senior, disabled persons, and veterans with disabilities exemptions renew automatically

information provided by the Cook County Assessor’s Office COOK COUNTY, Ill. (June 15, 2020) – Last week SB 685 was passed, which automatically renews three homestead exemptions for the next property tax year, among other changes. “The COVID-19 pandemic has put tremendous pressure on Cook County homeowners. We’re pleased to work with the legislature, President … Read more

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