BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. – State Rep. Diane Pappas, D-Itasca, is promoting property tax exemption opportunities available to some seniors living in Cook County.
“Right now, thousands of Cook County seniors are eligible for the significant property tax relief that they deserve,” Pappas said. “Illinois’ skyrocketing property taxes place unfair strain on homeowners, especially seniors on a fixed income, and I don’t want anyone to miss out on this opportunity.”
Thousands of eligible seniors did not receive their Senior Citizen Homestead Property Tax Exemption or Senior Citizen Property Tax Freeze, two programs which could drastically reduce property tax costs for senior citizens. Seniors interested in this program can visit CookCountyTreasurer.com, click “Your Property Tax Overview” and search using their address, or call the Cook County Treasurer’s Office at 312-443-5100.
“Every senior in Cook County who feels they may have missed this opportunity should make sure to take advantage now,” Pappas said. “I’m committed to building a stronger Illinois for everybody. That doesn’t only mean pushing for programs to create a better future, but promoting opportunities for a fairer present.”
Anyone who needs help navigating the process can also contact Pappas’s office at 224-520-8838 or RepDPappas@gmail.com.