Cook County sues Country Club Hills
Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas has filed suit to recover nearly $6.6 million in tax revenues that she says was paid in error to Country Club Hills, which allegedly has refused to return the money and even offered its residents a tax rebate. The south suburban city has acknowledged the error and offered to repay the money over five years, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday, but Pappas has demanded full payment.
Assessor Berrios First Year Report
The Assessor has issued a report of his accomplishments during his first year in office. Read it here.
2012 General Meeting
The Cook County Assessor held an informational meeting on February 17, 2012. New forms and procedures were discussed.
Tax Reactivation Program
All industrial-commercial property owners in Bloom, Bremen, Calumet, Rich and Thornton townships should know about the possible tax advantages of participating in this program.
2011 State Multiplier
The Illinois Department of Revenue has announced that the final 2011 state multiplier to be applied to Cook County tax bills is 2.9706. A substantial decrease from the 2010 state multiplier of 3.3000.
2012 Triennial Reassessment
All real estate located within the City of Chicago is being reassessed during 2012.
Digital Filing Project
The Cook County Assessor has been building a digital filing system for assessment appeals. In September 2011, that system became partially operational and will be fully operational by late summer 2013.