I just completed my annual Cook County 2012 Senior Citizen Exemption Application, and I donít understand why state legislators revised the law requiring this be filed annually. I always thought the old saying ďyou ainít getting any youngerĒ was true, but maybe Springfield knows something else.
Maybe they thought this was a way to ensure deceased seniors donít get the exemption (not that some unscrupulous heir might not forge a signature). But more likely they think the postage and extra staff in the Cook County assessorís office to process them would improve the economy and prevent fraud. Now I donít know much about anything so maybe someone can clue me in on why this is necessary? Heaven knows our legislators donít have anything more pressing to work on, like pension reform.
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