Press Release

Sente, Nekritz to Host Property Tax Appeal Workshop for Wheeling Township Homeowners


VERNON HILLS, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, is teaming up with State Rep. Elaine Nekritz, D-Northbrook, to host a free Property Tax Appeal Workshop for residents of Wheeling Township on Tuesday, August 4, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Indian Trails Public Library, located at 355 Schoenbeck Rd. in Wheeling.

“During these tough economic times, homeowners in Illinois have been overburdened with property taxes that continue to rise, even as home values decline,” Sente said. “High property taxes are forcing families out of their homes and out of Illinois, and that’s just wrong.”

Staff from the Cook County Assessor’s Office will be available at Sente’s event to explain the residential property assessment and appeal process, as well as provide one-on-one assistance for attendees appealing their property tax assessments. The last day for residents of Wheeling Township to file their appeals is August 14.

Sente is also working to provide homeowners with relief by fighting to pass legislation that would create a statewide property tax freeze, preventing any local government from raising taxes without voter approval.

“As I walk door-to-door, families share with me that they are desperately in need of relief from the high cost of government in Illinois,” Sente said. “Whether it is through legislation or outreach events like this, I am committed to standing with homeowners to hold the line on skyrocketing property taxes.”