Submitted by the Office of Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin


Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin is announcing two free property assessment appeal workshops for Evanston Township homeowners to help homeowners better understand how their assessment was determined and to help them file an appeal with the Cook County Assessor.

Evanston Township homeowners can appeal their assessments with the Assessor from Thursday, February 20 through Monday, March 30.

“It’s important for every homeowner to appeal their property tax assessment annually to ensure their home is not over-assessed,” said Suffredin.

One seminar will be at the Levy Senior Center, located at 300 Dodge Ave., on Thursday, March 12 at 6 p.m. This will be a larger presentation where Commissioner Suffredin will explain the residential property tax assessment and appeal process in-depth and instruct homeowners how to appeal either via paper or online. No reservations are required.

Another will take place Evanston Public Library’s third-floor computer lab, located at 1703 Orrington Ave. on Wednesday, March 4. Suffredin’s staff will host small group seminars for 45-minute slots at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. During the seminar, Suffredin’s staff will demonstrate how to find comparable properties to use as evidence for an appeal and how to use the Assessor’s website to file an appeal. Homeowners must reserve a space in one of the timeslots by contacting Suffredin’s office at 847-864-1209 or, or by reserving a space online at

Other sponsors include Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi, state Sens. Laura Fine and Heather Steans, state Reps. Kelly Cassidy, Robyn Gabel, and Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz and the City of Evanston.

Constituents are also welcome to contact Commissioner Suffredin’s office at 847-864-1209 or, or at to schedule a personal meeting to discuss specific property tax concerns. Commissioner Suffredin’s office recently moved to 2510 Green Bay Rd. in Evanston.

For additional assistance, homeowners can visit Mitzi Gibbs, Property Tax Specialist, at the Evanston Civic Center, located at 2100 Ridge Ave., Room G551 or contact her at or 847-448-8168. Homeowners can also visit the Cook County Assessor at the Skokie Courthouse, located at 5600 W. Old Orchard Rd., Room #149, in Skokie. Homeowners can reach the Assessor’s office in Skokie at 847-470-7237.