Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Michael M. Cabonargi will hold several property tax seminars in Jefferson Township on the Northwest side of Chicago. The tax seminars are opportunities for homeowners to seek relief in their property taxes due to over-valuations to their homes. The Board of Review accepts appeals from Jefferson Township until April 22.
“I encourage every taxpayer who feels their assessment is too high to attend our seminar and take advantage of the services we can offer,” Cabonargi said. “The Board of Review can provide real relief to struggling homeowners.”
Commissioner Cabonargi’s seminar will show taxpayers how to file an appeal and how the appeal process works. Attendees are asked to bring their property tax bills in order to more efficiently file an appeal. Staff from Commissioner Cabonargi’s office will be available to answer questions and help complete appeal forms. The only requirement for a taxpayer to appeal their property assessment is a completed complaint form filed before the township appeal period closes. The seminars will be held at times and locations shown below:
- April 13th– Waters School, 4540 N. Campbell at 6:30 PM, sponsored by Commissioner John Fritchey (12th District)
- April 14th– Athletic Field Park, 2nd Floor, 3546 W Addison at 6:30 PM, sponsored by Alderman Rey Colon (35th Ward)
- April 16th– St. Hyacinth, 3636 W. Wolfram at 2:00 PM, sponsored by the Polish American Association
- April 19th– New Life Family Center, 2910 N. Central at 7 PM, sponsored by Alderman Ray Suarez (31st Ward)
- April 20th– Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave. at 6:30 PM, sponsored by Alderman Ray Suarez (31st Ward)
- April 20th—Portage Park Senior Center, 4100 N. Long at 6:30 PM, sponsored by Alderman Tim Cullerton (38th Ward)
- April 21st—Horner Park, 2741 W. Montrose at 6:30 PM, sponsored by Alderman Richard Mell (33rd Ward) and State Representative Deborah Mell (40th District)
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 reviewed over 438,000 appeals. Commissioner Michael M. Cabonargi represents the 2nd District of the Cook County Board of Review, which includes Jefferson Township. Jefferson Township is located on the northwest side of Chicago; borders include Devon Avenue to the north, North Avenue to the south, Western Avenue to the east and Harlem Avenue to the west (with a cutout in the southeast corner which borders include Kedzie Avenue and Belmont Avenue). For a map please consult ww.cookcountyil.gov. Please contact Commissioner Cabonargi’s office at (312) 603-5560 with any questions. For more information, please go to www.CookCountyBoardofReview.com.