The Cook County Board of Review is opening for Evanston Township homeowners to file an appeal on August 6, 2013. This appeal is for homeowners’ 2013 assessments which will appear in homeowners’ tax bills that are payable in 2014. The deadline to appeal is Tuesday, September 3, 2013.

Appeals may be filed in person at the Skokie Courthouse Office of the Board of Review at 5600 Old Orchard Road, Room 155. The Board of Review is now also accepting appeals online at http://www.cookcountyboardofreview.com/.

Cook County Commissioner Suffredin, Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Michael Cabonargi, State Senators Daniel Biss and Heather Steans, State Representatives Robyn Gabel, Laura Fine and Kelly Cassidy, and Evanston Assessor Bonnie Wilson will be hosting a Property Tax Seminar on Wednesday, August 21, 2013. The Seminar will begin at 6:30 pm at the Evanston Public Library at 1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston, IL 60201. The Seminar will review how to file a property tax assessment appeal and other areas of interest to property tax payers.

It is essential for Evanston homeowners to appeal because Evanston’s properties were reassessed this year. As a result, many Evanston homeowners’ assessments were increased. In order to keep that assessment as low as possible, homeowners must appeal. Homeowners can also contact Commissioner Suffredin’s office at 847-864-1209 for additional information or to schedule an appointment for assistance.