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Rogers Park Township Spotlight: Cook County and Property Taxes

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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.

Rogers Park Township

This township is made up of several different neighborhoods. Rogers Park Township includes

  • Rogers Park
  • Andersonville
  • Edgewater
  • West Ridge

The Rogers Park area is wonderfully diverse. Its residents speak forty different languages and represent their culture in the form of authentic eateries.

The Glenwood Avenue Arts district is packed with renowned theatres, live music venues, art studios, and plenty of murals. Loyola’s picturesque campus can be explored along the lake. There’s also the Frank Lloyd Wright’s Emil Bach House that is open to the public for overnight bookings.

Sections of Edgewater have significant African and Eastern European populations, represented in the traditional delis and specialty farm stands. The Rogers Park neighborhoods are also home to many storefront theatres, the historic Bryn Mawr District, stretches of lakeside green space, and beaches.

Andersonville offers a charming stretch of Swedish culture along with cherished local bookstores and restaurants.

As a whole, the neighborhoods of Rogers Park Township are inviting and have a quiet lakeside charm that remains unique to this little stretch of the city.  

Property taxes unappealing? We can help!

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.

Appeal.Tax can prepare your property tax appeal and handle it from start to finish. We understand local appeal procedures to help homeowners avoid being overburdened with property taxes.

Appeal.Tax has no fee unless a reduction is obtained. And we only charge a small portion of the overall tax savings secured. 

Since 2015, we’ve saved Illinois property owners over $100 million in reduced property taxes.

Contact Appeal.Tax today to discuss your Association, residential, or commercial property tax appeal. Tax Attorney Timothy Jacobs can be reached at 847-777-7270 or