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Senior Citizen Real Estate Tax Deferral Program Available Through Cook County Treasurer’s Office

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Northfield Township Assessor Alida E. Nally, CIAO, wants to make residents aware that the Cook County Treasurer’s Office administers a program called Senior Citizen Real Estate Tax Deferral Program that aims to help keep senior residents in their homes.

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2023.

The Senior Citizen Real Estate Tax Deferral program is a tax-relief program that works like a loan. It allows qualified seniors to defer a maximum of $7,500 per tax year (this includes 1st and 2nd installments) on their primary home. The loan from the State of Illinois is paid when the property is sold, or upon the death of the participant.

Qualifications include:

  • Homeowners who are at least 65 years of age by June 1 of the year in which the applications are made.
  • Those whose household income is $65,000 or less.
  • Surviving spouses of previously approved applicants who are at least 55 years of age within six months of the taxpayer’s death.
  • Those who have owned and occupied the qualifying property for at least the last three years.
  • Those who have fire or casualty insurance coverage for the qualifying property in an amount not less than the amount of the taxes being deferred.
  • Those who do not owe outstanding property tax or special assessments.

How much will it cost?

  • 6% simple interest per year payable upon death, or at the time the home is transferred to a new owner or sooner, if the participant chooses to pay off the senior-deferral loan.

Residents can find out more information and apply by visiting the Cook County Treasurer’s website at: https://www.cookcountytreasurer.com/theseniorcitizenrealestatetaxdeferralprogram.aspx

Northfield Township residents needing additional assistance can contact Assessor Nally and her staff at: 847-724-8300 x 2 or propertytaxhelp@northfieldtownship.com.

Human Services Review Commission to hold second meeting of FY22

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The second meeting of the FY22 Human Services Review Commission will be held in person on Saturday, February 4, 2023 from 9am – 11am at the Northfield Township Office. This meeting is open to the public. Please see the agenda below for information.

HSR Commission Agenda 02.04.23

Northfield Township funds human service agencies that provide services to Township residents. The Northfield Township Human Services Review Commission, made up of resident volunteers, reviews agency applications and makes funding recommendations to the Northfield Township Board of Trustees.

For additional information about the the funding process, or if you are interested in serving on the Human Services Review Commission, please click here.

First Installment Cook County property taxes due date pushed to April 3, 2023

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Northfield Township Assessor Alida E. Nally, CIAO, wants to make residents aware that Cook County property owners will have an extra month to pay their First Installment property taxes this year, and their bills are already available online.

Governor J.B. Pritzker signed HB 5189 into law last month making Monday, April 3, 2023, the new due date. Property taxes are mailed twice a year. First Installment bills are usually due on March 1, and are 55% of the previous year’s total amount.

“Delaying a month is the right thing to do in order to give taxpayers some breathing room after Second Installment bills were late last year,” said Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas. “Many people continue to struggle financially amid high inflation.”

First Installment bills will be mailed out in late February or early March but bills are available right now at cookcountytreasurer.com for payment or viewing.

To make a payment or download a copy of your tax bill, visit cookcountytreasurer.com:

• Select the blue box labeled “Pay Online for Free”

• Search by property address or enter your Property Index Number

• There is no fee if you pay from your bank account

• Payments made at cookcountytreasurer.com before 11:59 p.m. on April 3 will be

recorded as on time.

Partial payments are accepted. Late payments are charged 1.5 percent per month, as required by Illinois law.

Northfield Township residents needing additional assistance can contact Assessor Nally and her staff at: 847-724-8300 x 2 or propertytaxhelp@northfieldtownship.com.

Pappas: More than 55,000 properties are in Cook County’s Tax Sale and 21,000 owe under $1,000

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Northfield Township Assessor Alida E. Nally wants Northfield Township residents to know that the deadline for Cook County property owners to avoid the Annual Tax Sale is fast approaching. Properties with unpaid 2020 property taxes (that were due in 2021) will be offered November 15 – 18, 2022.

Over $226 million is due on 55,857 homes, businesses and land. Less than $1,000 is owed on 14,189 properties in Chicago and 7,162 properties in suburban Cook County. Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas is mailing certified notices informing property owners that their unpaid taxes are to be sold, which would put a lien against their properties. It is the first step in a process that can end with the loss of a home, business or land. In addition to the mailings, the Treasurer’s Office will publish delinquency property tax lists in area newspapers.

Residents can view a list of properties currently eligible for 2020 Annual Tax Sale in the Township of Northfield here.

“We are bound by law to offer properties having delinquent taxes up for auction,” Pappas said. “The purpose is to recover back taxes and get the properties back on the tax rolls, not to seize property.”

Owners can avoid the Tax Sale by paying the delinquent taxes and interest before the sale begins November 15. Check to see if your taxes are delinquent by visiting cookcountytreasurer.com. Use the box on the home page labeled “Avoid the Tax Sale” to search for your home or other property by entering a Property Index Number or an address. Property owners can also use the website to make sure they are receiving the exemptions for which they qualify. Exemptions include the homeowner exemption, senior exemption and senior freeze exemption.

Payment can be made in five ways:
 Online for free at cookcountytreasurer.com
 In person at any Chase Bank location
 In person at any of more than 100 community banks where you have an account
 By mail
 In person at the Treasurer’s Office

Per Illinois law, an annual tax sale is conducted 13 months after the due date. But pandemic-related issues delayed the 2018 and 2019 tax sales. The 2018 Tax Sale was held in November 2021 and the 2019 Tax Sale was held this past May.

Voting Information

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2022 Elections
November 8, 2022 Gubernatorial Election

Have questions about voting in the upcoming election?

The Cook County Clerk’s Office is a great place to start. You can check your registration status, request a mail ballot, find out your polling place for election day, and get information about early voting.

Election Day is November 8. Early voting takes place October 24 – November 7. Residents of Northfield Township can place an early vote at either the Northbrook or Glenview Village Halls.

Northbrook Village Hall: 1225 Cedar Ln, Northbrook, IL 60062 (847) 272-5050

Glenview Village Hall: 2500 E Lake Ave, Glenview, IL 60026 (847) 724-1700

On Election Day, you can only vote at your home precinct. The link above will help you find your polling location for Election Day.

If you need to register to vote, there are a number of ways you can do that. Using the link above, you can register until October 23. You can also register in person at early voting or on Election Day. On Election Day, you can only register at your home precinct.

The last day to request a mail ballot is November 3rd. Though, you should apply as early as possible to make sure you receive your ballot in time to vote. Your ballot must be postmarked no later than Election Day and received at the Cook County Clerk’s office within 14 days after Election Day.

If you need to make changes to your current registration (for example, a name or address change), that can be done at the link above. Alternatively, we can help you in our office. Please contact us at 847-724-8300 or info@northfieldtownship.com.

Second Installment Property Tax Bills Delayed

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Northfield Township Assessor Alida Nally would like residents to know that Cook County
second installment 2021 property tax bills are delayed. The projected timeline for these bills to
be mailed is late Fall 2022. Property taxes in Cook County are collected one year in arrears and
paid in two installments.


Second Installment tax bills have traditionally been due on the first business day of August.
Before the treasurer’s office can print and mail the second installment bills, the state, county and
local agencies must issue data for assessment appeals, the state equalization factor, exemptions
and the local tax rates. The anticipated timeline for this to be completed is now late Fall 2022.
Delays in property tax bills are being attributed to the implementation of a new integrated
property tax system in Cook County.


It is important to note that the delay in 2021 second installment tax bills means homeowners (or
their escrow) will have to be prepared to pay this 2021 property tax bill late in the year and then
turn around and be prepared to pay their first installment 2022 bills typically due early March 2023. You may visit cookcountytreasurer.com for property tax bill information.


We will update our residents as new information is available. If you have any specific concerns
or questions please feel free to reach out to my office, you can email us at:
propertytaxhelp@northfieldtownship.com or call (847)724-8300.

Join Us for Glow Fore It! A Glow-in-the-Dark Golf Outing Benefiting the Northfield Township Food Pantry

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Join us for the 1st annual Glow Fore It! Glow-in-the-Dark Golf Outing benefiting the Northfield Township Food Pantry.

Dinner & drinks will be served at 5pm followed by 9 holes of glow-in-the-dark golf starting at 7pm. We will be playing a 4 person scramble with a shotgun start.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st through 3rd place finishing teams!

Pricing:

  • 9 holes of glow-in-the-dark golf, including dinner & drinks: $100 per golfer
  • Social tickets include dinner & drinks (no golf): $50 per attendee

Space is very limited! Register today at: tinyurl.com/glowforeit2022

For questions and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Roxanne Dunn at 847-724-8300 or roxanne.dunn@northfieldtownship.com.

GLENergy Presents: Understanding your Property Tax Bill with Northfield Township Assessor Alida Nally

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Join Northfield Township Assessor Alida Nally for “Understanding Your Property Tax Bill” on Friday, 9/9 at 1pm at the Glenview Public Library.

Kelwin Harris, Director of Outreach and Engagement for the Cook County Assessor’s Office will also be available for questions.

Register at: https://tinyurl.com/glenergypropertytaxbill

Glow Fore It! Glow-in-the-Dark Golf Outing Benefiting Northfield Township Food Pantry to be held on October 1st

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Join us for the inaugural Glow Fore It! Glow-in-the-Dark Golf Outing to benefit the Northfield Township Food Pantry to be held on October 1st, 2022 at the Glenview Prairie Club. Dinner and drinks will be served starting at 5:30 p.m. with a shotgun start for golf at approximately 7 p.m.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Northfield Township Food Pantry. The Northfield Township Food Pantry was started close to 50 years ago to assist Township residents who are struggling with food insecurity. In April 2003, the Pantry became a 501c3 organization and an agency of the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Today, over 1,200 Township families are eligible to visit the Pantry to receive perishable and non-perishable food items and grocery store cards.

No tax dollars are used to supply the Pantry. The Pantry is sustained entirely by residents, civic organizations, schools, businesses and the faith community who generously donate food items, grocery store cards and cash.

Registration for this event will open soon, and space for players will be limited. Social tickets for non-golfers will also be available.

For questions or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Roxanne Dunn, Communications & Community Outreach Coordinator at roxanne.dunn@northfieldtownship.com or 847-724-8300.

Deadline to Apply for Property Tax Exemptions is August 26, 2022

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Northfield Township Assessor Alida E. Nally, CIAO, wants to inform residents that Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi announced that Friday, August 26, 2022 is the deadline for homeowners to apply for their 2021 property tax exemptions. 

From the Cook County Assessor’s Office: 

“My goal is to ensure that homeowners receive all the money-saving exemptions to which they are entitled,” Assessor Kaegi said. “Homeowners can visit our website to apply online for exemptions they may be eligible to receive or check the status of their auto-renewed exemptions for this year.”

Assessor Kaegi sent notices in April to hundreds of thousands of households notifying them that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Illinois legislature has allowed for the automatic renewal of many exemptions. For most property owners there is no need to reapply. State law requires an audit of auto-renewed exemptions. Any households selected for audit were mailed forms that allow them to re-verify their exemptions online or by mail.

The following exemptions will automatically renew for homeowners who received them last year (tax year 2020) and remained eligible this year (tax year 2021).

  • Homeowner Exemption (annual auto-renewal)
  • Senior Exemption (annual auto-renewal)
  • Senior Freeze Exemption (2021 auto-renewal)
  • Persons with Disabilities Exemption (2021 auto-renewal)
  • Veterans with Disabilities Exemption (2021 auto-renewal)

Please Note: Longtime and Returning Veterans Exemptions will not auto-renew this year.

To explain the recent changes and improvements to the exemption application process, the Assessor’s Office will host a Virtual Workshop on Tuesday, August 23, 2022.

Representatives from the Assessor’s Office will explain how homeowners can check which exemptions are already applied to their property and how to apply online if needed.

Resources for Homeowners:

  • Apply for exemptions:

    cookcountyassessor.com/exemptions

  • Check to see which exemptions have been applied: 

    cookcountyassessor.com/address-search#address

  • Upcoming virtual workshops and assistance: 

    cookcountyassessor.com/event-list

If you need assistance with applying for exemptions or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact my office.