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Cook County Assessor responds to Lansing businesses’ property assessment concerns

Assessor admits mistakes in Lansing, offers short- and long-term solutions By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (April 9, 2021) – If they weren't before, property owners in...

Lansing taxing bodies work together to demand property tax fairness for local businesses


Support hoped to spread, Village creates online portal for businesses By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (March 13, 2021) – When business property reassessments were released last...

Lansing approves QuikTrip gas station at former Kmart location

Southeast corner of 173rd St. and Torrence Ave. By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (February 6, 2021) – The Village Board on Tuesday approved a special use...

Village Administrator offers suggestions for businesses facing drastic property tax increases

Online portal to help with submitting info to Cook County By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (January 7, 2021) – In the last Village Board meeting of...

Cole & Young Jewelers to close after 146 years

Owner Larry Mollo ready for retirement after 44 years in Lansing By Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (December 22, 2020) – Soon after the first of the...

First step taken to bring Starbucks to Torrence Ave. in Lansing

Hoped to be finished by end of 2021 By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (December 11, 2020) – During last week's Village Board Meeting, the Board voted...

Lansing businesses weigh options as property taxes spike

Some tax bills will quadruple, leaving businesses with tough choices By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (November 20, 2020) – High taxes are no surprise to Illinois...

Thornton Township Assessor wins ‘Official of the Year’

Cassandra W. Holbert-Elston awarded for excellent service in Thornton Township By Ernst Lamothe Jr. SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (October 26, 2020) – During property tax season, one...

Bloom Township to hold online property assessment appeal webinars

Thursdays: October 1, 8, and 15 information provided by the Cook County Board of Revew CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. (September 29, 2020) - Cook County Board of...

Property tax workshops coming to South Holland, Calumet City

Reservations needed for most workshops Information provided by Thornton Township SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (September 9, 2020) – Thornton Township Assessor Cassandra Elston will be hosting six...

Moratorium on residential disconnections voluntarily extended by several utilities

Some deadlines extend through end of the month, others through Sept. 10 Information provided by the Illinois Commerce Commission CHICAGO, Ill. (September 2, 2020) – On...

Homeowners have until Sept. 11 to apply for missing property tax exemptions

Deadline approaching to receive adjusted property tax bills Information provided by the Cook County Assessor's Office CHICAGO, Ill. (September 2, 2020) – Homeowners in Cook County...

Tax credits for affordable housing include two Lansing projects, one Chicago Heights project, and 19 others

$26 million federal incentive will create 1,188 units for families, seniors, and individuals with disabilities information provided by the Office of the Governor CHICAGO, Ill. (July...

Cook County Assessor’s Office now open to public

In-person visits available by appointment only; property owners encouraged to use online services information provided by the Cook County Assessor's Office CHICAGO, Ill. (July 12, 2020)...

SB 685 to make senior, disabled persons, and veterans with disabilities exemptions renew automatically

information provided by the Cook County Assessor's Office COOK COUNTY, Ill. (June 15, 2020) - Last week SB 685 was passed, which automatically renews three...