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Willis to Hold Property Tax Bill Workshop for Addison Township Residents

NORTHLAKE, Ill. –State Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-Addison), in partnership with the Addison Township Assessor Christopher Kain’s Office, will be hosting a Property Tax Bill Workshop at 6 p.m. on Monday, August 11 at the Addison Public Library, located at 4 Friendship Plaza in Addison.
“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 when home values go down. In the meantime, I urge my constituents to stop by our workshop to learn more about how they can lower their assessment values and save money.”

Officials from the 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, meaning fewer taxes are paid by the appealing homeowner.

“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.

Willis recently supported providing property tax relief by increasing the senior citizens’ homestead exemption available to all older homeowners in Illinois.

For more information about the event and the materials taxpayers should bring with them, please contact Willis’ office at (708) 562-6970 or