Chicago, IL, May 05, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Commissioner Larry R. Rogers, Jr., hosted two informative community outreach events in Thornton Township to encourage over assessed property owners to appeal their property taxes.
The tax appeal forums were held at Thornton Township Hall (333 East 162nd Street, South Holland, IL) and Thornton Fractional North High School (755 Pulaski Rd., Calumet City, IL). Elected officials from the area attended to support Commissioner Rogers in his efforts to assist residents, and to provide information to the over 600 residents that submitted over 1000 appeal forms.
“It’s important for people to know about our outreach endeavors,” Commissioner Rogers states. “We go out into our communities and educate taxpayers on how to appeal their assessments for a reduction in their property taxes.” This process is done through the community outreach forums.
The Thornton Township forums consisted of a brief meet and greet, followed by a presentation by Commissioner Rogers and his staff. After the presentation, attendees posed questions they had regarding the property tax appeals process. Lastly, Commissioner Rogers and his staff assisted taxpayers with filling out their appeal complaint forms.
Commissioner Rogers will continue to host several tax appeal forums until the final filing deadlines in mid May.
Upcoming tax appeals forums are as follows:
Thursday, May 5, 2011 Thursday 5, 2011
Lake Township West Township
Sponsor: Commissioner Larry R. Rogers, Jr., Sponsor: Commissioner Larry R.
and Alderman Virginia A. Rugai Rogers, Jr., and Alderman Emma Mitts
Bethany Union Church New Greater True Light MBC
1705 W. 103rd St. 5401 W. Chicago Ave
7:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Sponsor: Commissioner R. Larry Rogers, Jr.,
Chicago State University and Chicago
Chicago State University
9501 S. Martin Luther King Dr.
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
West Chicago and Lake Township filing deadline is May 17, 2011.
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 R. Rogers, Jr. in the Cook County Building located at 118 N. Clark, Room 601, Chicago, IL 60602. They may also be found 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.