Willis to Hold Property Tax Appeals Workshop for Leyden Township Residents

NORTHLAKE, Ill. –State Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-Addison), in partnership with the Cook County Assessor’s Office, will be hosting a Property Tax Appeals Workshop from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, June 22 at the Grant Park Recreation Center’s Trevino Hall, located at 44 W. Golfview Drive in Northlake.

“Many taxpayers are already over-burdened by increasing property taxes while the values of their homes have declined,” said Rep. Willis. “I continue to support reforms that would not allow higher tax levies without voter approval. In the meantime, I urge my constituents to stop by our workshop to learn more about how they can lower their assessments and save money.”

Officials from the Cook County Assessor’s Office will be on hand to help residents understand the process of appealing the assessed value of their homes. The property value as assessed determines the amount owed on the tax bill, and residents can oftentimes receive a lower assessment upon appeal. Residents will be able to submit their appeals at the event. To do so, attendees will need to bring their property tax bill and ID for to acquire an appeals application. For questions, residents are urged to contact Willis’ constituent service office at 708-562-6970.

“Property taxes are a very important concern to residents of the 77th District and something I hear about when going door-to-door repeatedly, so I will continue working to provide relief in whatever way possible,” added Willis.

Kathleen Willis is serving her third term in the Illinois General Assembly as State Representative of the 77th District, which includes O’Hare Airport and portions of Addison, Bellwood, Bensenville, Franklin Park, Maywood, Melrose Park, Northlake, Stone Park, and Wood Dale.