Lowering Illinois Property Taxes Through Consolidation

Absurdly high property taxes demand bold reforms from Illinois lawmakers. New recommendations from a state task force show exactly what kind.

by Austin Berg

Illinois has the second-highest property taxes in the nation, but it’s likely the state will take the No. 1 spot in taxing homeowners very soon. For too many Illinois families, property taxes have become a second mortgage they can never pay off.

Elgin Township Property Tax Appeal Deadline

Elgin Township Property Tax Appeal Deadline – August 22

Elgin area property tax assessments were recently published in the newspaper as required by law. There is only a 30 day window every year to appeal your property assessment. Once this deadline is passed, the next opportunity will not be until next year. The deadline to appeal your 2016 assessment is August 22nd, 2016.

Your property tax assessment determines how much of the property tax levy you pay. Local governing bodies (i.e. schools, villages, park districts) request the taxes and your property assessment determines how large a share you pay.

Increased assessments and higher levies will increase your property tax bill.

To obtain assessment information about a property in Rutland Township, please contact the Rutland Township Assessor’s Office or visit the township assessor’s website. You can find a full directory of Kane County township assessors on this page of the Supervisor of Assessments website.

Taxpayers who believe their properties are over-assessed should first contact their township assessor, who developed the assessed valuation. If not satisfied after addressing the issue with the township assessor, taxpayers may file an assessment complaint with the Kane County Board of Review

To obtain complaint forms and a copy of the Rules and Procedures of the Kane County Board of Review, visit this page on the Kane County Assessments.org website or call 630-208-3818.

As mentioned above, the deadline to file 2017 assessment complaints for the properties within Rutland Township is Aug. 22, 2016.  No complaint for property in this township can be accepted after that date.

Dundee & Rutland Property Tax Appeal Deadline – August 8

Dundee & Rutland area property tax assessments were recently published in the newspaper as required by law. There is only a 30 day window every year to appeal your property assessment. Once this deadline is passed, the next opportunity will not be until next year. The deadline to appeal your 2017 assessment is August 8th, 2016.

Skillicorn spotlights district’s blight, slams tax-increment financing

“Walmart wins while taxpayers in Community School District 300 are stuck with the bill,” – Allen

By Jamie Barrand

Allen Skillicorn, Republican candidate for the 66th State House District seat and an East Dundee village trustee, is upset about the epidemic of abandoned and blighted buildings in the district he wants to represent, the latest of which is the former Walmart store in East Dundee.