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.


Wheeling/Palatine Township Young Republican Happy Hour

I had a great time at the first Wheeling/Palatine Township Young Republican Happy Hour.  Thanks guys!


Dan Patlak Marching In The Arlighton Heights Memorial Day Parade

Dan Patlak marched in the 2011 Memorial Day Parade in Arlington Heights.  We had a great group of people that made a good impression on the thousands of Arlington Heights area attendees at the parade.


2011 NW Suburban Republican Lincoln Day Dinner

Dan Patlak attended the 2011 Northwest Suburban Cook County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner on Wednesday April 20th.  Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus keynoted a GOP fundraiser with Dan Proft as the Master of Ceremonies.  Congressmen Robert Dold (IL-10) and Joe Walsh (IL-8) also spoke.

Dan Patlak with Congressman Joe Walsh at the 2011 NW Suburban Lincoln Day Dinner.
Dan Patlak and wife Dulce with Congressman Joe Walsh (IL-8)


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

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