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Cabonargi schedules more property tax assessment seminars for Chicago

Cabonargi schedules more property tax assessment seminars in ChicagoCook County Board of Review Commissioner Michael M. Cabonargi will hold a seminar with Alderman Tim Cullerton (38th Ward) on how homeowners can appeal their property assessment and lower their property tax bills.  The seminar will be held on Monday, April 11th at 6:30 PM, at Merrimac Park located at 6343 W. Irving Park Road in Chicago.

“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.”

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

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 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 a property assessment is a completed complaint form filed before the township appeal period closes.  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 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  Please contact Commissioner Cabonargi’s office at (312) 603-5560 with any questions.  For more information, please go to