If your property taxes went up this year, there is some relief available. But you need to act fast. From Ald. Tunney's newsletter:
The City of Chicago Property Tax Rebate Program provides eligible families and seniors some property tax relief through a City-funded rebate. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago City Council are implementing this rebate program to help offset the property tax increase needed to fund the pensions of our first responders.
The Mayor's office has extended the deadline to apply for the rebate. Eligible Chicago homeowners can apply for a City of Chicago rebate at any of the 26 neighborhood locations, including City Hall, before December 31st. Homeowners must apply for the rebate in person.
To learn more about the eligibility requirements for the rebate and other supplemental grants as well as required documentation, please visit: www.cityofchicago.org/ChicagoPropertyTaxRebate.