Illinois State House District 16 issued the following announcement on Sept. 12.
State Rep. Yehiel “Mark” Kalish, D-Chicago, is working to bring property tax relief to local residents by hosting two property tax seminars this month in Skokie.
“When I go door-to-door, residents frequently mention the burden that rising property tax bills place on their budgets, Kalish said. “Any relief we can provide can go a long way. I encourage homeowners who would like to reduce their property taxes to stop by one of these two seminars, learn a bit more about the appeals process and hopefully receive some savings on their tax bill.”
Kalish’s seminars will feature a presentation by the Cook County Assessor’s Office explaining how residents can make an appeal and how appeals are granted. Attendees should bring a copy of their property tax bill or make sure to have their property index number (PIN) available to be able to start the appeals process.
The first seminar will take place on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 1:30 p.m. at the Skokie Campus of Oakton Community College located at 7701 Lincoln Ave. in Skokie. The second seminar will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Skokie Library located at 5215 Oakton St.
During the legislative session, Kalish backed two new laws that aim to provide property tax relief to homeowners. Kalish worked to pass Senate Bill 39, which establishes the Illinois Property Tax Relief Fund to provide annual property tax rebates on homeowners’ bills, and Senate Bill 1932, which creates the Property Tax Relief Task Force to review the best methods, both long-term and short-term, to provide property tax relief to families.
“While we continue to work toward long-term property tax relief for homeowners in Springfield, it’s important to me that my office is helping connect residents to services, like these property tax seminars, that can provide immediate savings,” Kalish said. “I look forward to continuing to work with all stakeholders to deliver real, long-term property tax relief for middle-class families.”
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