MELROSE PARK, Ill. – Local residents will be able to attend a free seminar hosted by state Rep. Kathleen Willis, D-Addison, and learn the step-by-step process to appeal their property tax assessments and seek a lower amount owed on their bill.

“I hope residents take advantage of this free event to learn about ways they can save money on their property tax bills,” said Willis.  “Since taking office, I hold this event annually and there have been many families who attended and ended up saving money.”

The free event will take place on July 20th at 6:00 p.m. at the Melrose Park Village Hall, located at 1000 North 25th Avenue.  Officials from the Assessor’s Office will be on hand to help residents understand the process of appealing the assessed value of their homes.  The property value as assessed determines the amount owed on the tax bill, and residents can oftentimes receive a lower assessment upon appeal, meaning fewer taxes are paid by the appealing homeowner.  Residents will be able to submit their appeals on-site to the Cook County Assessor’s Office.  Attendees are urged to bring their recent property tax bills and valid forms of identification.  Residents are urged to call Rep. Willis’ constituent service office with any questions or concerns regarding the event.

“Since taking office, I have been a staunch advocate for property tax relief for our region,” said Willis.  “This fight continues for a state-wide property tax freeze in Springfield, but in the meantime I urge local residents to take advantage of this event and seek some immediate relief.”

 Willis is serving her third term in the Illinois General Assembly as State Representative of the 77th District, which includes O’Hare Airport and portions of Addison, Bellwood, Bensenville, Franklin Park, Maywood, Melrose Park, Northlake, Stone Park, and Wood Dale.

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