Cook County Property Tax Bills Go Out On Time For The First Time In 34 Years

In case you missed it, in Dan Patlak's first term on the Cook County Board of Review, tax bills have gone out on time.  This is the first time in 34 years that Cook County Property Tax Bills have gone out on time.  This is important because it will save local taxing bodies millions of dollars.  This in turn, saves tax payers millions of dollars.  

"For the first time in 34 years property tax bills were mailed on time and local governments were spared the necessity of borrowing money to meet their daily operating expenses. This saves taxpayers throughout Cook county millions of dollars in unnecessary spending." - Commissioner Dan Patlak.

This was reported in the local news on CBS Local.

The Cook County Government Blog also reported on this.  At the Cook County Government Blog you can follow all updates about local government.


Dan At The Russian Community Center in Wheeling

Dan visited the Russian Community Center in Wheeling on Monday September 10th.





Schaumburg 2012 Septemberfest Parade

Dan Patlak marched in the Schaumburg Septemberfest Parade on Monday September 3rd.  There was a huge turnout of spectators and participants in the parade.











Cook County Property Tax Appeal Seminar 8/22

Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak is hosting a property tax appeal seminar that will be offered to taxpayers seeking to appeal their 2012 property tax assessments.

The seminar is co-sponsored by Palatine Township Assessor Terry Kelly and Cook County Commissioner Gregg Goslin.The hour long session will educate taxpayers on how to file a successful tax appeal in a time when the economy is putting added pressures to home and business owners.

The seminar will be held:

Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Holiday Inn—Algonquin Room
3405 Algonquin Road
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
6:30 p.m.

The seminar includes a presentation by Commissioner Dan Patlak explaining how property taxes are calculated and the appeal procedure of the Board of Review. Before the end of the evening, taxpayers will have an opportunity to work with staff from the Board of Review to address their specific questions and concerns.

This event is free to the public and there is no fee to appeal at the Board of Review. Taxpayers are asked to bring a copy of their most recent tax bill. Appeal forms also may be picked up at the Board of Review located at 118 N. Clark Street, Room 601 in Chicago or at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse located at 2121 Euclid.  A limited number of appeal forms may be available at the Palatine Township Assessor’s Office.

Please contact Outreach Director Elly Drake at (312) 603-3644 with any questions. Taxpayers may also file an appeal online by visiting our website at


Townships Opening For Appeal At The Cook County Board Of Review

The following Townships are currently open for appeal until September 4th:
Norwood Park
Oak Park
River Forest

These Townships will open for appeal on August 20th and remain open until September 18th:
Elk Grove
Rogers Park


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