Friday, January 18, 2013
The Cook County Assessor's Office recently mailed a reminder to county senior citizens to file for 2012 property tax breaks. Forms must be completed and mailed to the Assessor's Office by Wednesday, Feb. 6.
Senior citizens in Cook County eligible for property tax exemptions have until Wednesday, Feb. 6, to file the proper paperwork to receive their tax break, according to a mailing sent out by the Cook County Assessor's Office. Residents over the age of 65 should have received the mailing in early January, but residents who just turned 65 may not have gotten them yet, according to an email from the office. Those individuals are encouraged to drop by the Worth Township Office to pick up the forms and information necessary to receive the senior benefits. The forms are also available online at www.CookCountyAssessor.com. The applications are for 2012 property taxes, which are to be paid in 2013. The savings will be shown on the second …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The 2013 does not include property tax increases or possible fees from Advocate Christ Medical Center.
The Oak Lawn Village Board passed the 2013 general budget at a special village board meeting on Monday. Residents will not see a property tax increase for village services. The village is requesting an 11-percent levy of the Cook County property taxes collected for 2011 in Oak Lawn. Sign up for the Oak Lawn Patch newsletter and breaking news alerts. The $49,579,455 budget is less than the 2012 budget by $925,281. Part of the reason for the $13 million budget increase for 2012 was the rollover of such special funds into the general fund, including refuse, special events, the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, and the sidewalk and streetlight fund. The village was able to come under last year’s budget because of reductions in certain …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
What's selling? A four-bedroom home on Stony Creek Drive in Oak Lawn sold for $180,000.
A four-bedroom home located at 5208 Stony Creek Dr. in Oak Lawn sold for $180,000. The home features oak flooring in the bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and 1,539 square feet of living space. It has a detached garage. The split-level home was built in 1965. These properties were recently sold in Oak Lawn, according to Cook County records. About this column: Each week, Sold! highlights a bit of information about a recent home sale to offer some perspective on the housing market.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Residential assessments decrease 19.9 percent in Worth Township; median sale price for homes is $170,000.
Residential reassessment notices hit mailboxes in Worth Township this week, and the news wasn’t pretty. Median assessed valuations and homes prices both fell drastically since the last triennial reassessment in 2008, according to the Cook County Assessor's Office. Each year, the county assessor reassesses one-third of nearly 1.8 million parcels of property located in Cook County. This year, the county assessor’s office is reassessing properties in 17 townships located in south and west suburban Cook County. The median assessed value for single-family homes and non-condominium residential properties fell to $17,364 in 2011, from $21,564 in 2008, reflecting a drop of 19.9 percent. Proposed reassessments of condominiums in Worth Township fell…
Monday, February 21, 2011
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Monday, February 14, 2011
If so, check out the tough-talking Oak Lawn trustees, who can't help but rip each other apart while doing the public business. Today's "Good Read" also includes allegations of animal cruelty, marijuana by mail and problems with grandma's tax bill.
If you want to be savvy on the Southland, look no further than Patch to stay abreast of the highlights and low points in the news. Here are some of the week's top stories across the south suburbs. Survivor: Oak Lawn: Chris Medina may be winning the hearts of American Idol lovers, but we think Oak Lawn is ripe for some reality TV right now. Check out the goings on at the village board, where Patch editor Lorraine Swanson caught the trustees in full-throated bicker. “Not since the days of Moose Cholak and Gorgeous George has Oak Lawn witnessed such a smackdown … We know it was real and not fake like professional wrestling,” she writes. You almost expect a crowd of teen-agers to gather and chant, "Fight, fight, fight," as if this were a high …