In Memoriam:

Katherine Patti (1957-2022)

State of Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board

Chief Administrative Law Judge

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of State of Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board Deputy Chief Administrative Law Judge Katherine Patti on October 29, 2022. Judge Patti managed to bring laughter and lightness to her Property Tax Appeal Board hearings and pre-hearing conferences, while simultaneously maintaining a no-nonsense, force-to-be-reckoned-with attitude. Judge Patti was able to cut through the weeds and get to the heart of a case in a flash. Along with Judge Vesely, Judge Patti took a chance with the WPTA, giving the first-ever presentation put on by our organization. As a former teacher, she understood the importance of education. We appreciate Judge Patti’s willingness and involvement to help our organization reach a wider audience. We are grateful for her commitment to improving the tax appeal process and to keeping practitioners on task. Our deepest condolences to her family and loved ones.

Details of her arrangements are available here.