State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, will host a free Property Tax Appeals Workshop on Wednesday, August 6, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Wheeling Park District Community Recreation Center located at 333 W. Dundee Rd. in Wheeling for residents of Wheeling Township.
"Skyrocketing property taxes are placing a stranglehold on the finances of families who are already living on a tight budget during these challenging economic times," Sente said. "It is my hope that residents of Wheeling Township will be able to take advantage of this opportunity to try to reduce the frustrations they are experiencing from high property taxes, while I simultaneously work to alleviate some of the financial burden through legislation in the General Assembly."
During Sente's Property Tax Appeals event, which is facilitated by staff from the Cook County Assessor's Office, experts will be available to help explain the residential property tax assessment and appeal process, as well as to assist residents in filing their appeals. Attendees who are interested in filing an appeal are instructed to bring their latest tax bill and a valid state ID or driver's license to the seminar. The last day for residents of Wheeling Township to file a property tax appeal is August 11.
"Advocating on behalf of policies in Springfield that would help to provide a break to working families is very important to me," Sente said. "It is for this reason that I recently co-sponsored legislation that increased the Senior Citizens Homestead Exemption by an additional $1,000, to $5,000 total, and fought for legislation that, while it did not pass this year, would have kept the property tax levy flat when home values continue to decline."
For more information, please contact State Representative Carol Sente's office at (847) 231-2359, or email SenteForStateRep@gmail.com.