Monthly Archives: May 2017

Assessment Notices Mailed for West Chicago

West Chicago Township assessment notices were mailed yesterday by the Cook County Assessor’s office. The deadline to file a property tax appeal at the Assessor’s office for West Chicago is June 26th.Cook County Property Tax Appeal

Townships in Cook County are divided into three groups for the purposes of reassessments. West Chicago was last reassessed in 2015 and is scheduled for its next reassessment in 2018. Regardless of your township’s reassessment year you may appeal your assessed value in any given year as long as you file your appeal during the open filing 30 day windows.

Contact us for a free analysis of your property’s assessment, in comparison to similar homes, and our professional opinion on your appeal options for 2017.

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Lyons Township 2017 Reassessment Notices Mailed

2017 reassessment notices for Lyons Township were mailed by the Cook County Assessor’s office on May 25th. The Assessor’s office is now accepting appeals for property owners in Lyons Township through the deadline of June 26th.Lyons 1

Cook County divides townships into three groups for the purposes of property reassessments. Each group of townships is then reassessed triennially by the Assessor’s office. Lyons Township is part of the south group being reassessed in 2017. The complete 2017 Lyons valuation statistics from the Assessor’s office are here.

Appealing your assessed value in a reassessment year may allow you to lock in savings for multiple years until your next reassessment year. Contact us if you would like more information, or for a free analysis of your property’s assessment in comparison to others, and our professional opinion on your appeal options.

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Schaller’s Pump: A Cook County Property Tax Cautionary Tale

Cook County Property Taxes & Schaller's PumpUp until April 29, 2017, Schaller’s Pump had been the oldest continuously run Chicago tavern, having survived Prohibition, the Great Depression, two world wars, and the Great Recession, until Cook County property taxes put it out of business.

What can Schaller’s Pump teach homeowners about property taxes? Simply this: before you buy a home, be sure to understand its history of property taxes, exemptions and property tax appeals.
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