River Forest assessor hosts property assessment appeal program

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By Megan Dooley

Staff Reporter

River Forest residents are invited to a community outreach program to appeal property assessments next week, on Wednesday, June 1 at 7 p.m. at the River Forest Community Center.

Residents have 30 days from the time they received their notice of reassessment to make an appeal. Each property owner should bring a copy of their tax bill to the meeting, where River Forest Assessor Pamela Kende will assist in the appeal process.

If appeals are approved, they will affect the assessment for 2012 taxes. 

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Posted: May 23rd, 2011 9:45 PM

Government Balloon, when will it pop? The article tries to gloss over the real issue. Each governmental Taxing body in the communities (headed by Citizen Board) keeps RAISING the levy each year. This is the REAL Key, the Taxing bodies LEVY. When these are challenged and reduced our taxes will begin to go down. More People (WJ included) need to be educated and educate on WHY peoples assessed values have NO impact at all on the total take of these taxing bodies. They just shift the burden.

Mary from River Forest  

Posted: May 23rd, 2011 9:07 PM

It will be helpful to bring a copy of your reassessment to this gathering. It is also easy to appeal your assessment through the cook county assessors web site. Homeowners should verify their square footage listed on the notice. This is a common miscalculation and if you have been assessed for extra sf, you are entitled to a refund, possibly going back three years. Often, attached garages or screened porches may be mistakenly added to year round living space.

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