Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr. Holds Crucial Property Tax Appeal Forums in Proviso, Rich, and Thornton Townships

Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr. of the Cook County Board of Review, 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.” Commissioner Rogers has continued this effort and will also be hosting the following property tax appeal forums: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2011 THORNTON TOWNSHIP SPONSOR: COMMISSIONER LARRY ROGERS, JR. DOWNEYPARK FIELDHOUSE 300 JEFFERY AVENUE,CALUMETCITY PRESENTATION TIME: 7:00 PM THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011 PROVISO TOWNSHIP SPONSOR: COMMISSIONER LARRY ROGERS JR., & MAYOR OF MAYWOOD HENDERSON YARBROUGH MAYWOOD MULTI-PURPOSE CENTER 200 S. 5TH AVE, MAYWOOD,IL PRESENTATION TIME: 7:00 PM SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2011 THORNTONTOWNSHIP SPONSOR: COMMISSIONER LARRY ROGERS, JR. & ESTEEMED ELECTED OFFICIALS TF NORTH HIGH SCHOOL 755 PULASKI RD,CALUMET CITY,IL PRESENTATION TIME: 10:00 AM SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2011 RICH TOWNSHIP SPONSOR: COMMISSIONER LARRY ROGERS, JR. MATTESON COMMUNITY CENTER 4450 W. OAKWOOD LANE, MATTESON,IL PRESENTATION TIME: 10:00 AM While these events are being hosted for property owners who reside within Proviso, Rich, and Thornton Townships, they are also open to those who feel they have been over assessed and own property within the Townships of Barrington, Bloom, Bremen, Calumet, Elk Grove, Hanover, Hyde Park, Jefferson, Lake, Lakeview, Lemont, Leyden, Lyons, Maine, New Trier, Niles, Northfield, North Chicago, Orland, Palatine, Palos, Schaumburg, South Chicago, Stickney, West Chicago, Wheeling, and Worth. The 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 event. 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: 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.


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