Friday, January 18, 2013
The Cook County Assessor's Office recently mailed a reminder to county senior citizens to file for 2012 property tax breaks. Forms must be completed and mailed to the Assessor's Office by Wednesday, Feb. 6.
Senior citizens in Cook County eligible for property tax exemptions have until Wednesday, Feb. 6, to file the proper paperwork to receive their tax break, according to a mailing sent out by the Cook County Assessor's Office. Residents over the age of 65 should have received the mailing in early January, but residents who just turned 65 may not have gotten them yet, according to an email from the office. Those individuals are encouraged to drop by the Worth Township Office to pick up the forms and information necessary to receive the senior benefits. The forms are also available online at www.CookCountyAssessor.com. The applications are for 2012 property taxes, which are to be paid in 2013. The savings will be shown on the second …
Friday, August 3, 2012
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…
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Residential assessments decrease 19.9 percent in Worth Township; median sale price for homes is $170,000.
Residential reassessment notices hit mailboxes in Worth Township this week, and the news wasn’t pretty. Median assessed valuations and homes prices both fell drastically since the last triennial reassessment in 2008, according to the Cook County Assessor's Office. Each year, the county assessor reassesses one-third of nearly 1.8 million parcels of property located in Cook County. This year, the county assessor’s office is reassessing properties in 17 townships located in south and west suburban Cook County. The median assessed value for single-family homes and non-condominium residential properties fell to $17,364 in 2011, from $21,564 in 2008, reflecting a drop of 19.9 percent. Proposed reassessments of condominiums in Worth Township fell…
Monday, February 21, 2011
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Monday, February 14, 2011
If so, check out the tough-talking Oak Lawn trustees, who can't help but rip each other apart while doing the public business. Today's "Good Read" also includes allegations of animal cruelty, marijuana by mail and problems with grandma's tax bill.
If you want to be savvy on the Southland, look no further than Patch to stay abreast of the highlights and low points in the news. Here are some of the week's top stories across the south suburbs. Survivor: Oak Lawn: Chris Medina may be winning the hearts of American Idol lovers, but we think Oak Lawn is ripe for some reality TV right now. Check out the goings on at the village board, where Patch editor Lorraine Swanson caught the trustees in full-throated bicker. “Not since the days of Moose Cholak and Gorgeous George has Oak Lawn witnessed such a smackdown … We know it was real and not fake like professional wrestling,” she writes. You almost expect a crowd of teen-agers to gather and chant, "Fight, fight, fight," as if this were a high …
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
The Village Board and Finance Committee met Tuesday afternoon to discuss the proposed 2010 tax levy.
During a short meeting Tuesday with the Evergreen Park Village Board and Finance Committee, Village Treasurer John Sawyers proposed a tax increase that is expected to bring in $178,152 more than the previous year's levy. For 2010, the board proposed a total levy of $6.1 million, up 3 percent from last year's $5.9 million. Based on the proposal, residents would see a 3 percent increase in property taxes. Residents have been upset with the higher tax bills that have gone out in recent weeks, however village officials are proud that they have been able to keep the rates down compared to neighboring municipalities. "I think the fact that we had real tight (restrictions) before the storm really paid off," Mayor James Sexton said at the meeting…