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Assessor Kaegi Completes Two Township Reassessments, and the Results are Large Assessment Increases for the Taxpayer

Assessor Kaegi was recently elected with a mandate from Cook County voters to “reform” the property tax assessment system. He campaigned on enacting massive changes to the methods of reassessment, and to the entire tax system. He spoke about assessment […]

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First Installment Tax BIlls: Here’s Why Your Exemptions or the Impact of Your Appeal May Not Be Showing Up

Property tax bills in Cook County are delivered in two parts. The first installment is sent near the end of January and is due March 1. The second installments are usually sent at the end of summer, after the total […]

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Did You Take Advantage of Property Tax Abatement? Your Next Tax Bill May Shock You

Property tax abatement programs ease the property tax burden for homeowners in Cook County by reducing or eliminating property taxes in areas that are built through new construction or those going through major rehabilitation. 7 Programs Within Cook County Offer […]

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Check Your Mail: $8.3 Million in Property Tax Refunds Are on the Way

It is not often that money just shows up in a person’s bank account, but with the assistance of technology, the Cook County Treasurer’s Office has refunded about $8.3 million to nearly 30,000 homeowners automatically, rather than have them fill […]

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You’re Doing It Wrong: Here’s the Right Way to Appeal Your Property Taxes in Illinois

As the government adds to the property tax burdens in Cook County, property owners—both residential and commercial—can ease that burden by appealing the property’s assessed value. How the Appeals Process Works When a property is misvalued in Cook County, it […]

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Property Tax Levy Increases On the Way

A variety of Illinois communities are banking on property tax levies to finance school district budgets and general funds in the coming year. School districts in Northbrook and the Rock Island County Board are just some of the state entities […]

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Property Tax Bills Due March 2019 Are Online Now for Cook County

Along with the changing of the calendar comes the posting online of property tax bills which will be due in March for Cook County. Why Would Owners Pay Tax Installments Early? Maria Pappas, Cook County treasurer, posted Cook County property […]

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