Triennial assessments coming soon

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By Maria Maxham

Staff Reporter

River Forest residents should soon be receiving their triennial property assessment notices, which were mailed on Friday, Feb. 7 by the Cook County Assessor's Office. According to River Forest Township Assessor Pamela Kende, residents will have until March 18 to make an appeal if they wish to do so.

"We met with a team from the Cook County Assessor's Office's residential valuations staff, and they provided valuable insight into improvements they have made to make the process simpler and more equitable for all," Kende said. "At the same time, they emphasized the importance of bringing information to their attention that could correct mistakes in the assessment process."

On March 3, the River Forest township assessor is hosting an outreach seminar with the Cook County Assessor. Information on the appeals process for property assessment will be provided, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions about the property assessment process. The session begins at 6 p.m. at the River Forest Community Center, 8020 Madison St., Room 206.

To help residents, the Cook County Assessor's Office has made significant website upgrades. A more user-friendly experience can be had at, where residents can communicate with the office, upload documentation and file appeals online.

River Forest taxpayers are encouraged to contact Kende with questions or concerns. The township assessor's office can be reached at 708-366-2787. Leave your name and phone number twice, along with a brief description of your concerns. You can also get information from the website at

Maria Maxham

This article was corrected from the original, which stated that Oak Park residents' assessments were mailed on Feb. 7. In fact, they will not be mailed until later in February.

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