Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr. Holds Property Tax Assessment Appeal and Community Forum in Hyde Park Township
to Address Exorbitant Property Tax Bills and Crime Prevention
Chicago, IL. (November 1, 2012) – Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr. of the Cook County Board of Review will be hosting a free property tax assessment appeal and community forum on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at Kenwood Academy (Auditorium), located at 5015 S. Blackstone Avenue, at 6:30 p.m. Taxpayers are urged to bring their tax bill to the event.
Commissioner Rogers’ community forum will also address the serious topic of crime prevention. In attendance will be 4th Ward Alderman Will Burns, 3rd District Commander Glenn Evans, 4th District Commander Berscott Ruiz, 5th District Commander Patricia Walsh, and CAPS Implementation Director Ronald Holt. This panel will provide informative insights about rising crime and the efforts to curtail it in our communities.
Representatives from Ceasefire, Cook County Recorder of Deeds, Office of the City Treasurer, Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force, C.A.P.S., The Chicago Urban League, Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago, and the Washington Park Chamber of Commerce will also be on hand to share important information with the community.
Commissioner Rogers has launched an aggressive community outreach campaign in response to the property tax crisis that residents across many communities of Cook County have been facing. He stated that, “taxpayers are simply without the means to afford exorbitant tax bills and many are paying taxes based upon over-inflated home values. We want to evaluate and reduce these values to more accurate levels, so no one pays more than their fair share of property taxes.”
The Board of Review does not assess property, set tax rates, or collect property taxes, but rather determines whether the value used to calculate property taxes is fair and accurate based upon evidence of value. There is no fee to file an appeal, and in most cases an attorney is not necessary. Board of Review complaint forms can be found and filed on the Board of Review website at: www.cookcountyboardofreview.com. They can also be obtained at the office of Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr. in the Cook County Building located at 118 N. Clark, Room 601, Chicago, IL 60602. For further information about appealing your property taxes, you may contact Commissioner Rogers’ office at (312) 603-5540. Office hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.