New 2012 District Map Posted

The new 2012 Cook County Board Of Review District Map has been posted.


Republicans of Elk Grove Township 2012 Election Kickoff

Enjoyed seeing over 100 Republicans at the 2012 Election Kickoff last night. Matt Murphy, David Harris and I all made brief remarks prior to featured speaker Tom Cross.

Tonight I had a great time tonight at Dan Rutherford's Chicago Networking Party at Harry Caray's Chicago.

Earlier this afternoon I spoke at the Lincoln Park Builders of Chicago July Meeting.


4th of July Celebrations

Dan Patlak marched in two 4th of July Parades this year, Arlington Heights and Northbrook, IL.


Cook County tax review commissioner gains farm views

Compiled by staff
Published: Jul 2, 2011

Kopping, a county Farm Bureau board member, is one of three farmers in Lemont. The visit’s purpose was to provide Patlak with an on-site, hands-on overview of equine agriculture in an urban setting.

Kopping discussed the economics of boarding horses and the history of his farm, which started boarding horses in 1984. Tour participants also discussed how the urban setting has impacted the horse stable and agricultural industries.

Patlak was elected to the Board of Review in 2010 and represents 1.8 million residents in suburban Cook County, including Lemont Township. Previously, he served as the Wheeling Township assessor.

The Board of Review is authorized to determine whether a property tax assessment is fair and accurate. In 2009, nearly 440,000 assessments were appealed in Cook County. About 75 percent of the appeals were successful.

Kopping and his wife, Linda, operate Kopping Farm, where they board 110 horses. The farm has grown steadily since the first stall was built on the family farm in 1984. Kopping chairs the county Farm Bureau’s Commodities and Marketing Team.


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