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President Preckwinkle Announces Plans To Crack Down On County Tax Scofflaws

By at September 26, 2012 | 11:44 am | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle Announces Plans To Crack Down On County Tax Scofflaws

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today new plans to crack down on those who are evading taxes and fees within the County. The County is pursuing two new proposals that would bring in $4 million in Fiscal Year 2013 by going after businesses and residents not filing tax returns, paying too little in taxes, or simply evading Home Rule taxes in Cook more...

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Cook County Treasurer’s Office Announces 2011 Supplemental Scavenger Sale for Delinquent Property Taxes

By at September 25, 2012 | 9:49 am | 1 Comments

Cook County Treasurer’s Office Announces 2011 Supplemental Scavenger Sale for Delinquent Property Taxes

Under Illinois law, the Treasurer's Office is required to conduct a Scavenger Sale every two years. This court-ordered 2011 Supplemental Scavenger Sale, at which property taxes delinquent for two or more years will be sold, has been scheduled to commence on October 22, 2012. It will begin at 9:00 a.m. Seat selection is first-come, first-served. At the discretion of the more...

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Governor Pat Quinn Signs Bill to Make Board of Review Appeals Easier for Cook County Property Owners

By at September 6, 2012 | 9:44 am | 0 Comment

Governor Pat Quinn Signs Bill to Make Board of Review Appeals Easier for Cook County Property Owners

On August 23rd, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed Senate Bill 3386 allowing the Cook County Board of Review to modernize operations and making it easier and more convenient for property owners to file appeals of the assessed values of their homes and businesses.  The signing ceremony took place at the Cook County Board of Review, where Governor Quinn was a more...

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Commissioner Michael Cabonargi Announces Assessment Appeal Seminars

By at August 22, 2012 | 12:07 pm | 0 Comment

Commissioner Michael Cabonargi Announces Assessment Appeal Seminars

Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Michael M. Cabonargi will hold seminars with State Senator John Mulroe, State Representative Michael McAuliffe, Commissioner Peter Silvestri, Mayor Ronald Oppedisano, and Mayor Arlene Jezierny on how homeowners can appeal their property assessment and potentially lower their property tax bills. The seminars will be held on more...

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Reminder: Deadline Date for Appeals on Proposed Assessed Values for West Township is August 23, 2012

By at August 6, 2012 | 3:31 pm | 1 Comments

Reminder: Deadline Date for Appeals on Proposed Assessed Values for West Township is August 23, 2012

Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios announced July 23rd, the mailing of reassessment notices to more than 106,000 residential property owners in West Township. Reassessment notices contain proposed values that will be reflected on second-installment tax bills, which will be due in the fall of 2013. Taxpayers have 30 days to file an appeal on their proposed assessed more...

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Board of Review Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr. Continues Pre-Registration Property Tax Appeal Initiative Throughout Cook County

By at July 26, 2012 | 8:29 am | 2 Comments

Board of Review Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr. Continues Pre-Registration Property Tax Appeal Initiative Throughout Cook County

Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr., of the Cook County Board of Review, has hosted more than a half dozen pre-registration property tax appeal forums throughout Cook County since July 9th. Taxpayers have come out in the hundreds seeking relief from the excessive property tax bills they have recently received.  Commissioner Rogers’ Pre-Registration Initiate will come to more...

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Statement from President Preckwinkle on the Passage of the Cook County Land Bank Advisory Committee

By at July 24, 2012 | 11:55 am | 6 Comments

Statement from President Preckwinkle on the Passage of the Cook County Land Bank Advisory Committee

“I am pleased that the Board of Commissioners approved the Land Bank Advisory Committee and kicked off the important process of creating a Cook County Land Bank, a critical tool to help combat the foreclosure crisis and eradicate blight in our communities.  The committee is tasked with advising my office on a responsible, legal and effective model for the Land Bank, as more...

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President Preckwinkle Holds Public Hearing on the 2013 Preliminary Budget

By at July 19, 2012 | 2:34 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Holds Public Hearing on the 2013 Preliminary Budget

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle held a public preliminary budget hearing on Wednesday night.  Attended by President Preckwinkle, Commissioner Daley, and County department heads, the public hearing gave citizens the opportunity to voice questions, suggestions, and concerns regarding the proposed 2013 budget. The hearing is part of the administration’s more...

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Cook County real estate downturn and lower equalizer combine for 10% revenue drop

By at July 18, 2012 | 1:00 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County real estate downturn and lower equalizer combine for 10% revenue drop

Cook County Clerk David Orr on Wednesday released the 2011 TIF revenue report, which shows just under $729 million was collected in the 443 active tax increment financing (TIF) districts in Chicago (163 TIFs) and the Cook County suburbs (280 TIFs). “The 2011 report shows that 80 percent of all Chicago TIFs saw double-digit revenue drops,” said Orr. “Only ten more...

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Cook County Modernizes, Offers Online Tax Payments for Business

By at July 11, 2012 | 10:24 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Modernizes, Offers Online Tax Payments for Business

The Cook County Department of Revenue (DOR) is now offering an online electronic payment option for home rule taxes, President Preckwinkle announced today. Home rule payments for parking, gas and diesel, amusement, liquor, and dealerships paying use and new motor vehicles taxes, can all be paid through the new automated clearinghouse (ACH) payment option system.  more...

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