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

Record number of senior citizens apply for senior exemption

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February 7 is deadline for application information provided by the Cook County Assessor‘s Office CHICAGO, Ill. (January 28, 2018) – On the first day after a robocall reminding seniors to apply for the senior exemption before the February 7 deadline, the Cook County Assessor’s Office and suburban satellite offices were flooded on Friday with a … Read more

Governor Rauner issues executive order about property tax appeals

Statement acknowledges that property taxes are a top reason people are leaving Illinois information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 19, 2018) — Governor Bruce Rauner today issued an executive order declaring it impermissible for state legislators to represent clients before the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board, which hears appeals of … Read more

Bloom Township offers Property Tax Assessment Appeal workshop

Tuesday, January 23, 6:00pm information provided by the Cook County Board of Review CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. (January 7, 2018) – Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak will be holding a property tax assessment appeal seminar, Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at the Chicago Heights Recreational Center for taxpayers seeking to appeal their 2017 property … Read more

Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas accepts online payments

Information provided by the Cook County Treasurer’s Office Chicago, Ill. (December 12, 2017) – Beginning Tuesday, December 12, 2017, Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas is accepting online prepayments of next year’s First Installment property tax bill. For taxpayers who prefer to pay by mail or in person, Pappas will also enable taxpayers to download and … Read more

Thornton Township shares property tax appeal tips in Lansing

LANSING, Ill. (August 22, 2017) – “We have not had this many people in the library since the planes were here!” said Library Director Debbie Albrecht, referring to the 2006 Tri Motors “In Plane View” project. Albrecht and other Lansing Public Library staff had set up chairs and tables to accommodate the approximately 150 people … Read more