Public Service Announcements
Courthouse Closed Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29 for Thanksgiving Holiday
CONTACT: Julie Berglund
DATE: 11/26/2013 03:36pm
The donation garage will be closed Wednesday December 25th thru January 1st.
Regular hours are 9AM to 1PM on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
As always we accept clean, no holes, items that you would buy and put on yourself or your child.
DATE: 11/26/2013 09:42am
HOT OFF THE PRESS- New Member Information Packets are now available to be picked up at local businesses. Enrollment forms are also available for download at cookcountyymca.org The Y is continuing it’s Charter Membership Drive this month. Can’t wait to join? You can become a charter member today! Charter members are among the first supporters of the new Cook County Community YMCA. A Charter Member is anyone who joins in 2013.
CONTACT: Emily Marshall
DATE: 11/20/2013 04:02pm
*IMPORTANT PROPERTY TAX HOMESTEAD NOTICE*
* This will affect the amount of property tax you pay in 2014, and
it may affect your eligibility for a property tax refund.
Please contact your county assessor to file a homestead application on or before December 15, 2013, if one of the following applies:
You purchased a property in the past year and you, or a qualifying relative, occupy the property for homestead purposes on December 1, 2013; or
You, or a qualifying relative occupy a property for homestead purposes on December 1, 2013, and the property was previously classified as non-homestead.
A qualifying relative for homestead purposes depends on the type of property. For residential property, a qualifying relative can be a parent, stepparent, child, stepchild, grandparent, grandchild, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, nephew, or niece of the owner. This relationship may be by blood or marriage. For agricultural property, a qualifying relative can be a child, grandchild, sibling, or parent of the owner or of the spouse of the owner.
Once you have been granted the homestead classification, no further applications are necessary unless they are specifically requested by the county assessor.
You must also contact the assessor by December 15, 2013 if you are the property owner, or a qualifying relative of the property owner, and the use of the property has changed during the past year.
If you should sell, move, or for any reason no longer qualify for the homestead classification, you are required to notify the county assessor within 30 days of the change in homestead status. Failure to notify the county assessor within this 30-day period is punishable by recalculation of tax as non-homestead, in addition to a penalty equal to 100 percent of the homestead benefits.
Cook County Assessor’s Office
CONTACT: Julie Berglund
DATE: 11/15/2013 02:00pm
Contractors, builders, trades professionals:
Contractor Workshop with Energy emphasis
DOLI CEU credits pending
Friday, January 24, 2014
Details will be coming.
CONTACT: Virginia Danfelt
DATE: 11/15/2013 09:57am