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Commissioner Dan Patlak announces property tax appeal seminars for September 2011


Commissioner Dan Patlak is announcing two seminars that will be offered to taxpayers appealing their 2011 property tax assessments.

These seminars will be hosted in Riverside and River Forest Townships and will educate taxpayers on how to file and present evidence for a successful appeal.

The seminars will include a presentation by Commissioner Patlak outlining the overall appeal process, followed by an opportunity for taxpayers to work with staff from Commissioner Patlak’s office to address their specific questions. The seminars are free to the public and there is no fee to appeal at the Board of Review. Taxpayers are asked to bring a copy of their most recent tax bill.

The seminars will be held at times and locations shown below:

Wednesday, September 21
Sponsored by Riverside Township Assessor Fran Sitkiewicz

Riverside Township Hall, 2nd Floor, 27 Riverside Road, Riverside, IL 60546
7 p.m.

Tuesday, September 27
Sponsored by River Forest Township Assessor Pamela Kende

River Forest Community Center, 8020 Madison, River Forest, IL 60305
7 p.m.

Taxpayers in the townships of Riverside and River Forest may appeal until October 6, 2011.

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 360,000 appeals. Commissioner Dan Patlak represents the 1st District of the Cook County Board of Review, which encompasses 90% of Suburban Cook County and the 19th and 41st Wards of Chicago.

For a map please consult Board of Review District Map.

Please contact Commissioner Patlak’s office at (312) 603-3644 with any questions.

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