SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – State Rep. Michelle Mussman, D-Schaumburg, held a get-together for the seniors at The Barn Senior Center Monday morning, where she discussed local concerns and highlighted a new law designed to ensure seniors in Cook County receive the property tax savings they deserve.
“Seniors continue to be a priority for me, and this year we were able to pass a commonsense measure to eliminate a repetitive exemption process for property taxes,” Mussman said. “A new law will allow Cook County seniors to have their homestead exemption automatically renewed, which will allow residents to see savings without worrying if they should fill out paperwork every year.”
In addition to discussing House Bill 833, which creates the automatic exemption renewal, Mussman explained recent efforts to curb property taxes for all residents. Mussman also listened to concerns from attendees on pensions, health care and other issues.
“It was wonderful to have the opportunity to engage residents at The Barn, which is a strong community asset,” Mussman said. “I look forward to continuing the conversation with those who attended, and encourage those who could not make it to reach out to my office at any time for any issue.”