Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr. of the Cook County Board of Review, along with Congressman Danny K. Davis, State Senator Annazette Collins, State Representative Arthur Turner, State Representative Kenneth Dunkin, State Representative Mattie Hunter, State Representative Derrick Smith, Cook County Commissioner Robert Steele, Cook County Commissioner Earlean Collins, 2nd Ward Alderman Robert Fioretti, 24th Ward Alderman Michael Chandler, 28th Ward Alderman Jason Ervin, and 29th Ward Alderman Deborah Graham, 37th Ward Alderman Emma Mitts, 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly, will be holding free property tax appeal community outreach forums throughout the City of Chicago:
1/10/12 at 7:00 PM – Garfield Park Fieldhouse – 150 Park Ave., Chicago, IL.
1/12/12 at 6:30 PM – Northwestern University Fienberg School of Medicine (Hughes Auditorium) – 303 E. Superior., Chicago, IL.
1/17/12 at 10:00 AM – 29th Ward Office – 5755 W. Division St., Chicago, IL
1/17/12 at 7:00 PM – Malcolm X College West Side Learning Center – 4624 W. Madison Ave., Chicago, IL
1/18/12 at 4:00 PM – 37th Ward Conference Center – 5346 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL.
1/18/12 at 6:00 PM – Mabel Manning Public Library – 6 S. Hoyne Ave, Chicago, IL.
1/19/12 at 10:00 AM – 10th District Police Station (Community Room) – 3315 W. Ogden Ave., Chicago, IL
1/19/12 at 6:00 PM – 10th District Police Station (Community Room) – 3315 W. Ogden Ave., Chicago, IL
1/19/12 at 6:00 PM – United Baptist Church (Basement) – 4242 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL
1/31/12 at 6:30 PM – Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church – 9147 S. Jeffery Ave., Chicago, IL
These forums will consist of a presentation, where the function of the Cook County Board of Review, issues surrounding property tax assessed valuations, and the importance of filing a property tax assessment appeal will be discussed. After the presentation there will be a question and answer period, after which Board of Review staff will assist attendees with filling out assessed valuation appeal forms. Taxpayers are urged to please bring their tax bill to the events.
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 “Through unemployment or underemployment, taxpayers are simply without the means to afford exorbitant tax bills.”
The Board of Review does not assess property, set tax rates, or collect taxes. There is no fee to file an appeal, and in most cases an attorney is not necessary. Board of Review complaint forms can 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. They may also be found and filed on the Board of Review website at: www.cookcountyboardofreview.com. 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.