Cook County Board of Review Announces Early Completion of 2013 Appeals Session

The following press release was provided by the Cook County Board of Review
Board of Review Completes 2013 Appeals Session Early;
Positioning Tax Bills to Meet Statutory Deadline for Third Straight Year 
Meeting statutory deadline reduces costs to local government entities 
(Chicago)—Today, the Cook County Board of Review officially closed its 2013 Assessment Appeal 
Session. On April 17, 2014, a week ahead of schedule, the Board of Review certified its analysis of 
appeals on more than 402,000 properties with the County Assessor. The over 402,000 property index 
numbers (PINs) appealed was the third highest in recorded history of the Board and the highest number 
of appeals for the North triennial assessment year. Nearly eighty-seven percent of all appeals filed at 
the Board of Review were filed online. This is the highest percentage of online appeals processed by the 
Board in a single session since online filing was instituted in 2011. Because of the increased volume of 
appeals, the Board of Review is in the process of re-engineering its internal workflow to make the appeal 
process more efficient, taxpayer friendly for everyday property owners, and more transparent. 
For the third year in a row, the timely close of the Board of Review positions Cook County to meet its 
statutory deadline to mail tax bills by July 1, 2014 with a payment due date of August 1, 2014. This 
allows local school districts, libraries and other local government entities to timely receive property tax 
funding and avoid tax anticipation loans to start the school year and fund operations. 
"The Board staff should be commended for doing an outstanding job in challenging circumstances," said 
Commissioner Michael Cabonargi. "Our staff has worked hard and smart to ensure home and business 
owners get a fair assessment and the tax system works for them." 
"Chicago and Cook County property owners have been overburdened with excessive property taxes. 
Government needs to listen to their concerns because they are real," said Commissioner Larry R. Rogers, 
Jr. "Listening to constituents is an important part of what has made the Board of Review an effective, 

efficient, and taxpayer responsive agency," Chairman Larry Rogers, Jr. added. 

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