GLENVIEW, Ill. – State Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, D-Glenview, is joining Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi, Niles Assessor Scott Bengall and other state and local officials to host a free Property Tax Appeals Seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Skokie Public Library, located at 5215 Oakton St.
“Rising property taxes make it difficult for families and seniors living on fixed incomes to budget their expenses and save their hard-earned money,” Gong-Gershowitz said. “It is important to me that residents have the resources they need to accurately appeal their property tax so they don’t miss out on any savings and overpay on taxes.”
Gong-Gershowitz’s event is free and open to the public. Representatives from the Cook County and Township assessors’ offices will be on site to assist homeowners fill out their appeals and explain potential eligibility for existing property tax exemptions. Notices of appeals for Niles Township will be mailed out on September 9 and the appeal deadline is October 9. Please bring a copy of your most recent property tax bill. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Gong-Gershowitz’s full-time constituent service office at (847) 486-8810 or info@GongGershowitz.com.
Gong-Gershowitz has supported a number of measures to address high property taxes in the state. She supported the new Property Tax Relief Fund to offer rebates to those claiming a homeowner’s exemption. She also voted for this year’s bipartisan, balanced budget which increases funding to public K-12 schools in order to decrease the pressure placed on property taxes for funding local schools. Additionally, she voted for the creation of the Property Tax Relief Task Force, a bipartisan commission which will study the state’s property tax system and recommend further comprehensive solutions to addressing the state’s high property taxes. She has been appointed by Gov. Pritzker to serve on this task force.
“I am committed to continue to find ways to reduce the financial strain property taxes place on our community while maintaining the excellence of our schools and parks,” Gong-Gershowitz continued. “I encourage all those in Niles Township to attend my seminar so we can offer them the tools they need to reduce their property tax burden.”