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Assessor Berrios Alerts Homeowners to Check Second-Installment Tax Bills for Exemptions

By at July 10, 2012 | 12:01 pm | 4 Comments

Assessor Berrios Alerts Homeowners to Check Second-Installment Tax Bills for Exemptions

Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios alerted taxpayers that they should carefully check their second-installment tax bills which will be arriving in mailboxes early this week to ensure they receive all the money-saving exemptions to which they are entitled. “It’s critical that all eligible homeowners review their tax bills to ensure their exemptions appear on their more...

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

By at July 2, 2012 | 4:09 pm | 1 Comments

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

To coincide with the highly anticipated mailing of second installment property tax bills in July, the Cook County Board of Review will be opening to accept pre-registration assessment appeals. In an effort to provide taxpayers with an opportunity to take advantage of this pre-registration period, Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr. along with U.S. Congressman Bobby Rush, more...

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Clerk David Orr Releases 2011 Tax Rates

By at June 27, 2012 | 3:22 pm | 0 Comment

Clerk David Orr Releases 2011 Tax Rates

Cook County Clerk David Orr’s office on Tuesday released the 2011 property tax rates for more than 1,500 taxing agencies* in Chicago and suburban Cook County. This completes a process that started last December when each local taxing district, as required by law, filed its levy with the Clerk’s office. Each levy represents the amount of revenue an individual taxing more...

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Preckwinkle Lays Out Vision For Cook County Land Bank

By at June 21, 2012 | 11:59 am | 3 Comments

Preckwinkle Lays Out Vision For Cook County Land Bank

[caption id="attachment_7411" align="alignnone" width="400" caption="Toni Preckwinkle discusses vacant property strategies in a panel discussion moderated by NPR's Bob Edwards"][/caption] Speaking at a national conference on vacant property and land use, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced her vision for a Cook County Land Bank, an entity more...

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Second-Installment Property Tax Bills to be Mailed on Time for the First Time in Three Decades

By at June 6, 2012 | 10:37 am | 6 Comments

Second-Installment Property Tax Bills to be Mailed on Time for the First Time in Three Decades

Cook County elected officials announced Wednesday that 1.8 million second-installment property tax bills are expected to be mailed on time this year for the first time since 1978 – a move that will save municipalities and school districts millions of dollars. Staff from county agencies met months ago to develop an accelerated schedule to restore timeliness and more...

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Preckwinkle, Berrios Urge Passage of Exemption Fraud Legislation

By at May 1, 2012 | 12:10 pm | 1 Comments

Preckwinkle, Berrios Urge Passage of Exemption Fraud Legislation

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios on Tuesday urged the Illinois Senate to pass legislation that would target property owners who fraudulently collect exemptions. “Each year, Cook County taxing bodies struggle to make ends meet,” Berrios said. “The legislation I’ve proposed will not only deter people from more...

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Task Force Recommends Eventual Elimination of Unincorporated Cook

By at April 30, 2012 | 11:24 am | 6 Comments

Task Force Recommends Eventual Elimination of Unincorporated Cook

The Cook County Unincorporated Task Force has completed its initial findings, and recommends that all unincorporated areas of the county be eventually annexed into existing municipalities, President Toni Preckwinkle announced today. President Preckwinkle directed the formation of the Task Force on November 4, 2011 fulfilling a goal promised in her Transition more...

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Certificates of Purchase Awarded Through No Cash Bid

By at April 4, 2012 | 2:10 pm | 0 Comment

Certificates of Purchase Awarded Through No Cash Bid

Thirteen municipalities across Cook County received 193 certificates of purchase from the 2011 Scavenger Sale as part of the county’s No Cash Bid Program, President Preckwinkle announced today. The No Cash Bid program is one of the county’s economic development tools designed to help municipalities and other taxing bodies acquire tax delinquent property for reuse more...

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Cook County Board of Review Online Filing System Successful in First Year; Over 90,000 PIN Appeals Received Online

By at April 2, 2012 | 3:08 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Board of Review Online Filing System Successful in First Year; Over 90,000 PIN Appeals Received Online

In its first year of operation, the Cook County Board of Review online filing system received appeals on more than 90,000 PINs for the 2011 tax appeal session.   Property owners filed over 25% of their appeals online, including over 36% of all individual appeals.   The online filing system is the first phase in modernizing the Cook County Board of Review and makes more...

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One-Stop Property Tax Portal Open for Business

By at April 2, 2012 | 2:03 pm | 12 Comments

One-Stop Property Tax Portal Open for Business

A consolidated website that offers one-stop shopping for property tax information is complete and available for use by the public, President Preckwinkle and Treasurer Maria Pappas announced today.  Cook County’s Property Tax Portal can be accessed  through www.CookCountyPropertyInfo.com, and through individual office home pages, such as: www.cookcountyil.gov.  more...

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