Property Tax Assessment Appeal Seminar

Berwyn, IL– Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak will be holding a property tax assessment appeal seminar Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at the Berwyn Public Library for taxpayers seeking to appeal their 2014 property tax assessments.
The seminar is hosted by Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United of America. The hour long session will educate taxpayers on how to file a successful tax appeal and address why property taxes go up when the value of your home goes down.
The seminar includes a presentation by Commissioner Dan Patlak explaining the appeal procedure at the Board of Review. Before the end of the evening, taxpayers will have an opportunity to work with staff from the Board of Review to address their specific questions and concerns.
This event is free to the public, and there is no fee to appeal at the Board of Review. Taxpayers are asked to bring a copy of their most recent tax bill.
The seminar will be held:

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Berwyn Public Library 2701 Harlem Avenue Berwyn, IL 60402 6:00 p.m.

Appeal forms also may be picked up at the Board of Review located at 118 N. Clark Street-Room 601 in Chicago or at the Bridgeview Office, 10200 S. 76th Ave., Room 237, Bridgeview, IL 60455.
Taxpayers may also file an appeal online by visiting the Board of Review website at
The Cook County Board of Review is a quasi-judicial elected office responsible for adjudicating assessment appeals for all property in Cook County. Commissioner Dan Patlak represents the 1st District of the Board of Review, which encompasses 90% of Suburban Cook County and part of the 19th and 41st & 45th Wards of Chicago.

Get Out and Vote!

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Today is the general primary election in Illinois and we need all taxpayers to get out and vote!
There are well over 100 property tax increase referenda across the state and not a single one of them should pass! Remember that about 80% of local taxes go to salaries and benefits of government employees so it’s really not about the children; it’s about propping up the fat salaries of the bloated government.
Of particular concern, are the following:
Rochester, IL – Vote No on Home Rule! Home Rule gives government bureaucrats the right to raise or create new taxes without limit and without taxpayer approval. Home Rule always means higher taxes.
Berwyn South SD 100 – Vote No on 2 property tax increase referenda that would raise property taxes by about $1,200 a year!
Glenbard SD 87 – Vote No on the $35 million property tax increase referendum. This is nothing more than a money grab by greedy government bureaucrats who will tax everything they can to prop up their own salaries and pensions. 309 District 87 employees make over $100,000 for less than 9 months a year!
Johnsburg SD 12 – Vote No on the $41 million property tax increase that was put on the ballot after the district bureaucrats raised property taxes 1.7%, the maximum the law allows without a vote.
Huntley Park District – Vote No on the $19 million property tax increase for indoor turf fields.
Kane County – Vote No on the controversial referendum that will add a new taxing jurisdiction that will benefit not for profit organization who put the measure on the ballot for their own benefit. Not only is this suspect, but it may be criminal because it seems they may have used taxpayer money to fund the initiative.
Our referenda battles have been getting great press coverage. Here is the latest story and our comments in…
And you can listen to our interview with WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller…
Please vote for the Tax Accountability endorsed candidates that we need to win in November…
Governor, State of IL: Bruce Rauner
US Senate Representing IL: Jim Oberweis
U.S. House Representing the 3rd Congr. District of IL: Diane M. Harris
U.S. House Representing the 9th Congr. District of IL: David Earl Williams, III
U.S. House Representing the 11th Congr. District of IL: Ian Bayne
Every vote is important in the local elections. You can bet that the government employees will be out in force to vote for the property tax increases that prop up their salaries and benefits. Get out there and protect your income by defeating the property tax increase referenda!
Polls have been open since 6 am and will close at 7 pm.
Jim Tobin

Jim Tobin Talks About Pensions and the Illinois State Financial Crisis

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Chicago – Jim Tobin, president of Taxpayers United of America (TUA) will be a guest on Truth Talk Radio with Bailey and Binsner on WEFT 90.1 on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 8:30 p.m.
Jim will discuss the financial crisis that the State of Illinois is experiencing and the leading cause: the lavish, gold-plated pension system that Illinois’ government employees have enjoyed for too long.
Jim will also be speaking on this topic at the monthly meeting of the Illinois Forum in Rantoul, IL on Sunday, March 10, 2013. This month’s meeting is at 1:30 p.m. at the Red Wheel Restaurant located on highway 136 in Rantoul, IL (exit 250 off I-57).
Jim has been sounding the alarm on the unsustainability of the government pension system and leading the charge for reform here in Illinois and across the country.
Tune in or stream live at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Space is limited so tune in early!
For more information on Illinois Forum call 618-842-7246 and for more information on the Red Wheel Restaurant, call 217-893-0471.



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