Americans for Prosperity Property Tax Forum April 27th


If you are a property owner, you’ve either received or will be receiving this year’s property tax bill soon. And if you are like most property owners, you’re wondering why your tax bill is so high when your property values have steadily declined.

Property taxes, assessments and levy limits are often very confusing and frustrating. To help you understand the complicated issue of property taxes, Americans for Prosperity will be hosting a “Property Tax Forum” on April 27, 2011.
Join Americans for Prosperity, The Great Awakening and Cook County Board Review Commissioner Dan Patlak to learn how the assessment process works, how to potentially lower your property tax bill and how local forms of government affect your pocketbook.
What: Property Tax Forum
When: Wednesday, April 27th, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Schaumburg Township District Library - Central Library- Adult Classroom
130 South Roselle Road, Schaumburg, IL 60193-1642

Dan Patlak at the Republican Organization of Elk Grove Township

Saturday April 16th, Dan spoke at the Republican Organization of Elk Grove Township monthly meeting.  Dan reviewed the progress he has made at the Cook County Board of Review and gave a presentation of property taxes and how to appeal them.

Dan Speaking to the Republican Organization of Elk Grove Township
Dan speaking to the Republican Organization of Elk Grove Township

Dan with Irvana Wilks, Mayor of Mount Prospect
Dan with Mayor of Mount Prospect IL Irvana Wilks


Commissioner Patlak to Host Property Tax Appeal Seminars throughout Suburban Cook County

The office of Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak will conduct various property tax appeal seminars throughout Suburban Cook County.

“Property taxes are high enough already without having to pay extra because of an inaccurate assessment,” said Patlak. “Our office is here to assist property owners who are over assessed. Our seminars are designed to demystify the assessment appeal process.Taxpayers who make a convincing case for assessment reduction will receive the tax relief to which they are entitled,” stated Commissioner Patlak.

The hour-long seminars will educate taxpayers on the overall process, explaining how to file and present evidence for a successful appeal.

Times and locations of seminars are as follows:

Elk Grove Township:
April 18, 2011
Township Office- 2400 S. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60005
6:30 PM


Jefferson Township:
April 13, 2001

Brooks Park -7100 N. Harlem Ave, Chicago, IL 60631
6:30 PM


Hanover Township:
April 28, 2011
Hanover Township Senior Center- 240 S. Rt. 59, Bartlett, IL 60103
6:00 PM

Northfield Township:
April 21, 2011
Northfield Community Center, Residents’ Center Room- 401 Wagner Rd, Northfield, IL 60093
6:00 PM

May 2, 2011
Village of Northbrook- 1225 Cedar Ln, Northbrook, IL
7:00 PM


Orland Township:
April 16, 2011
Township Office-14807 Ravinia Ave, Orland Park, IL 60462
10:00 AM


Palatine Township:
To be Announced


Schaumburg Township:
May 3, 2011
Schaumburg High School- 1100 W. Schaumburg Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60701
6:30 PM


Wheeling Township
April 27, 2011
Arlington Heights Memorial Library -500 N. Dunton Ave, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
7:00 PM


Worth Township:
April 26, 2011
Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home -5570 W. 95th, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
6:30 PM

May 4, 2011
Worth Township Office- 11601 S. Pulaski Rd, Alsip, IL 60803
6:00 PM


National YRs Event at Wrigley Field

Spent Friday the 8th with the National YR's at Wrigley Field United Club.

Photo with Cook County Chair Lee Roupas, YR National Chair Dennis Cook and Keely Drukala.

Indiana Republican State Chair Eric Holcumb and Dan Patlak


Photo Gallery: A Peek Inside the Cook County Board of Review

View the full photo gallery at The Patch

Commissioner Dan Patlak

Patlak said the board offers information in languages other than English such as Hindi, Arabic, Spanish in an effort to improve transparency.


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