All properties in Cook County are reassessed on a triennial schedule. Every three years, the new valuations – along with appeals, exemptions, local tax levies, and assessments of nearby properties – determine the amount of future property tax bills.
The Assessor’s Office, the Board of Review, the Cook County Clerk, and the Cook County Treasurer all play a role in the property tax system.
Cook County Townships
For the purposes of reassessment scheduling, the thirty townships within Cook County are divided into three groups:
- North and Northwest suburbs
- South and Southwest suburbs
- City of Chicago
Townships provide a set of core services to their respective residents that are financed by property tax revenue. These services usually include road maintenance, issuance of building permits, processing of tax exemption applications, and social programs.
City of Chicago
The townships of Hyde Park, Jefferson, Lake, Lakeview, North Chicago, Rogers Park, West Chicago, and South Chicago all fall into the City of Chicago grouping.
These townships were reassessed in 2015 and 2018. They will be reassessed again in 2021.
This township is made up of many different neighborhoods. Lakeview Township includes
- Lincoln Square
- North Center
- Lincoln Park
The best word to describe Lakeview township: variety! The apartment buildings in this neighborhood come in every shape, size, and style.
Baseball, punk music clubs, retro diners, fitness centers, and Boystown nightlife are all close to home in Lakeview. Wrigley Field is its most widely recognized landmark and is one of the oldest baseball stadiums in America.
Lincoln Park is located at the south end of Lakeview Township, and houses the famous Lincoln Park Zoo, DePaul University campus, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Theater on the Lake, and the Kingston Mines blues club. Of course, there are plenty of options for recreational activity in Lincoln Park including bike rides, renting kayak ride, or taking a stroll to take in Chicago’s beauty.
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Appealing your property taxes is one way to ensure that the amount you pay is fair whether you live in the north/northwest suburbs, south/southwest suburbs, or in the City of Chicago.
At present, Illinois is second only to New Jersey with the highest effective property tax rates in the United States. A 2020 study found that some Chicago area homeowners pay twice the national average in property taxes for a similarly valued home. Moreover, property tax hikes are slated for 2021.
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