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Board of Review Commissioner Cabonargi to hold property tax workshop at Oriole Park

By at April 8, 2011 | 1:00 pm | Print

Cabonargi holds property tax assessment seminar April 9th in Oriole ParkOn Saturday, April 9th at 1:00 PM at Oriole Park located at 5430 N. Olcott Avenue, Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Michael M. Cabonargi will hold a seminar with Cook County Commissioner Peter Silvestri (9th District), State Representative Michael McAuliffe (20th District), and Alderman Brian Doherty (41st Ward), on how homeowners can appeal their property assessment and lower their property tax bills.

In response to dramatic changes in the housing market, Commissioner Cabonargi is organizing taxpayer appeal seminars throughout Cook County. These seminars are opportunities for individual homeowners to seek relief in their property taxes due to a depressed market and over-valuations to their homes.

The Board of Review can provide real relief to struggling homeowners,” Cabonargi said. “I encourage every taxpayer who feels their assessment is too high to attend our seminar and take advantage of the services we can offer.”

The presentation will explain how to file an appeal and how an appeal is granted. Attendees are asked to bring their property tax bills in order to more effectively file an appeal should they feel their residence is over-assessed. Staff from the Board of Review will be available to answer questions and to help complete appeal forms. The only requirement for a review of property assessments is a completed appeal form filed by the township deadline with the Board of Review. Jefferson Township closes for appeals on April 22.

The Cook County Board of Review is a quasi-judicial agency responsible for adjudicating assessment appeals for all property in Cook County. Last year the Board handled over 438,000 appeals. Commissioner Michael M. Cabonargi is the Commissioner from the 2nd District of the Cook County Board of Review, which includes Jefferson Township. Please contact Commissioner Cabonargi’s office at (312) 603-5560 with any questions. For more information, please go to

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