Find the Rate For Every Taxing Body in Evergreen Park

Are you wondering how much your school districts, village and library are taxing their residents? Then you need to read this list.

By now all homeowners in Cook County should have received their property tax bills. 

The following information is provided by the Cook County Clerk's Office and compares the year over year taxing rates of all local bodies. Tax rates are calculated by taking the amount of money levied by each district and the value of all taxable property within that district. 

Simple enough, right? Well here is where things get a bit trickier. From the County Clerk:

Each Cook County taxing body with a statutory ceiling has its levy adjusted to the maximum amount based on the statutory ceiling for the district and the previous year’s total equalized assessed value (EAV) of property plus the value of any new construction, or the current year EAV―whichever is less.

This calculation can restrict the agency from receiving the full amount of its levy. . . In accordance with the tax cap requirements of the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law, the revenue that agencies may collect is further limited, in most cases, to a 1.5 percent increase over the prior year’s extension. Next year, tax revenues will be limited to 3.0 percent more than the amount extended this year based on the Consumer Price Index released in January, 2012. 

In essence, taxing bodies often levy more than they are able to collect in order to account for changes in equalized assessed valuation or the consumer price index.

The portion of each body's budget that comes from property taxes varies as well. School district rely almost solely on property tax revenues, while cities and villages count it as only a portion of their revenue.

Taxing District 2011 2010 Percent Change 1.501 1.264 18.75% 0.231 0.194 19.07% Special Service Area #1 - Village of Evergreen Park 1.948 1.782 9.32% 4.428 3.757 17.86% 3.617 3.067 17.93% Metropolitan Water Reclamation District 0.320 0.274 16.79% South Cook County Mosquito Abatement District 0.012 0.010 20.00% County 0.462 0.423 9.22% Forest Preserve 0.058 0.051 13.73% Consolidated Elections 0.025 -- -- Worth Township 0.060 0.050 20.00%


Glenda Pence August 03, 2012 at 03:31 PM
Is this why my taxes went up even tho the value of my house went down?
Tim F August 03, 2012 at 03:43 PM
Crook County math makes anything possible.
Observer August 03, 2012 at 04:03 PM
Yay! Meijers and Menards are getting tax breaks and EP residents get to have their taxes risen!
Deb Sals August 03, 2012 at 04:42 PM
What is Special Service Area #1
cc August 03, 2012 at 05:06 PM
It's amazing how much our taxes have increased (and how low the price of our homes have gone down), yet we read all those wonderful articles from Sexton claiming what a BOON Meiers/Menards and the new businesses on 95th are to the "taxpayers" of EP. What boon?
cc August 03, 2012 at 05:18 PM
Another thing that bothers me is the fact that we are charged a "minimum" for water usage, when I don't use anywhere near the minimum I am forced to pay. Why isn't water billed by usage and not on the whim of what the Village thinks we should pay, whether we use it or not?
Dee August 03, 2012 at 05:19 PM
I would like to know this as well.
Pete H August 07, 2012 at 08:15 AM
Can any anyone tell us how the Evergreen Park police and fire departments pension plans are funded. Does the Village pay into these plans.
Nancy Prior September 02, 2012 at 04:50 AM
cc - I just saw your comment on the Patch---------I was at a Village Board meeting when Sexton said EP residents are charged for 15,000 gallons of water whether you use them or not! Maybe we all should bathe or sprinkle more often?


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