Property tax assessment appeal seminar well attended

Appeal deadline for Thornton Township is December 27, 2018 by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (December 18, 2018) – Over 60 people attended last night’s property tax assessment appeal seminar at the Lansing Public Library. Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak offered the hour-long seminar to help taxpayers seeking to appeal their 2018 property … Read more

Lansing Library to host property tax assessment appeal seminar for Thornton Township

Monday, December 17, 6:00pm information provided by the Cook County Board of Review LANSING, Ill. (December 10, 2018) – Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak will hold a property tax assessment appeal seminar at the Lansing Public Library (2750 Indiana Avenue) for taxpayers seeking to appeal their 2018 property tax assessments. Thornton Township … Read more

Assessor’s Office again certifies assessments early

information provided by Cook County Assessor’s Office CHICAGO, Ill. (November 28, 2018) – Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios announced that his office has certified the 2018 City of Chicago Triennial Reassessment earlier than last year’s triennial reassessment and will again publish all assessed values ahead of the anticipated schedule. Assessments have been completed on time … Read more

New Guidebook for housing providers helps eliminate discrimination

information provided by the Illinois Department of Human Rights CHICAGO, Ill. (July 17, 2018) – The Guidebook on Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications, released by the Illinois Department on Human Rights, offers clarification on which accommodations and modifications must be made in housing for persons with disabilities, in accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Act. The … Read more

Statewide Electronic Lien Registry database now available

Searchable database replaces county level filings information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (February 22, 2018) – Individuals looking for tax liens filed by the Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) now have a searchable database at their disposal. A new online Statewide Tax Lien Registry (Lien Registry) provides a single source to … Read more

Report verifies lack of uniformity in property tax assessments

Cook County Assessor’s Office releases Civic Consulting Alliance study by Melanie Jongsma CHICAGO, Ill. (February 19, 2018) – Initial findings of the Civic Consulting Alliance (CCA) analysis of the Cook County residential property tax system have been released. The summary report, available here, explains that the evaluation focused on four goals: uniformity, timeliness, compliance, and … Read more

Senator Michael Hastings to host exemption seminar to assist veterans

Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios will attend to provide information and assistance with the property tax exemption process information provided by Cook County Assessor’s Office CHICAGO, Ill. (February 14, 2018) – Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios has announced that he and his office will attend a Veterans Property Tax Exemption Seminar hosted by Senator Michael … Read more

Deadline extended for Senior and Senior Freeze exemption applications

Berrios says new March 2 deadline will help seniors receive benefits information provided by the Cook County Assessor’s Office CHICAGO, Ill. (February 7, 2018) – Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios announced today that his office has extended the deadline for the Senior Citizen Exemption and Senior Freeze Exemption renewal applications and new applications for Tax … Read more

Rauner announces new initiatives for dealing with property tax corruption

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January 31 State of the State address promises a “push back” against assault on middle class information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (February 1, 2018) – “Our property tax system is a vicious form of oppression,” said Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner in his State of the State address on Wednesday. “It … Read more