Cook County Board: Fall News and Updates‏

From the office of Cook County Commissioner Timothy O. Schneider…

Update from the Board Room

At the September 7, 2011 Cook County Board meeting, the Cook County Board voted that the Cook County Sheriff shall not cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) “detainers” placed on undocumented immigrants at the Cook County jail. Commissioner Schneider opposed the ordinance, to read more about his vote and position on this issue click here to read the Daily Herald Editorial.

Property Tax Information

By now, you should have or received your second installment 2010 property tax bill, due November 1, 2011. The Assessor and Commissioner Schneider urge you to make sure you are receiving all of your exemptions. The Assessor’s office did not receive 55,000 applications from senior citizens to receive the Senior Property Tax Exemption; if you did not apply for the Senior exemption, you will not see the savings on your property tax bill.

You can learn more about the Senior Property Tax Exemption here.

Appealing Your 2011 Property Assessment

Now is the time to appeal your 2011 assessment, which will be reflected on your fall 2012 tax bill with the Cook County Assessor (for Hanover Township and/or Schaumburg Township homeowners).

Schaumburg and Hanover Township residents can contact the Cook County Assessor’s office at (312) 443-7550 or visit the satellite office in Rolling Meadows to appeal their 2011 assessments.

2121 Euclid Ave. Room #237
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Contact: 847-818-2444

Residents can also appeal online –

Other Townships in our area will be opening for appeal, and we will alert you when they do.

Hanover Township Property Tax Appeal Seminar

Commissioner Tim Schneider and Hanover Township Assessor Thomas Smogolski will be hosting a property tax appeal seminar on October 12th at 6pm at the Hanover Township Senior Center. You can view all dates and times here.

Around The District

Hanover Township Food Pantry
On Friday October 21st from 5-9pm the Hanover Township Food Pantry will be holding an Oktoberfest fundraiser. Tickets are $30 per person, and $50 per couple; all proceeds benefit the food pantry. You can view the event flier here.

Elk Grove Township is looking for gently used children’s books. If you or someone you know has children books that they no longer need, consider dropping them off at the Elk Grove Township Office, 2400 S. Arlington Heights Road, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 pm. Click here to learn more about this program.

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