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Property tax appeal seminar in Elk Grove Twp.

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Submitted by Dan Patlak, Cook County Board of Review District 1

Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak will hold a seminar in Elk Grove Township Wednesday, Sept. 5, for taxpayers seeking to appeal their 2012 property tax assessments.

The seminar is co-sponsored by Elk Grove Township Assessor Connie Carosielli and Clerk Michael Sweeney.

The seminar includes a presentation by Patlak explaining how property taxes are calculated and the appeal procedure of 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 at 7 p.m. Sept. 5 at Elk Grove Township headquarters, 2400 S. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights.

Appeal forms also may be picked up at the Board of Review office, 118 N. Clark St., Room 601, Chicago, or at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse, 2121 Euclid Ave.

Elk Grove Township residents can file appeals until Sept. 18. Contact Outreach Director Elly Drake at (312) 603-3644 with questions.

The Cook County Board of Review is a quasi-judicial agency responsible for adjudicating assessment appeals for all property in Cook County. Patlak represents the 1st District of the Board of Review, which encompasses 90 percent of suburban Cook County and the 19th and 41st Wards of Chicago.

A Republican from Wheeling, he is running for re-election Nov. 7 against Democrat Casey Thomas Griffin of Midlothian.

Taxpayers may also file an appeal online by visiting