As Governor Signs Property Tax Task Force into Law, State Rep. Deanne Mazzochi Schedules Two Property Tax Appeals Seminars
Westmont – On the same day that Governor JB Pritzker signed a Property Tax Task Force law, State Representative Deanne Mazzochi, who will serve on the bipartisan Task Force, announced two property tax appeals seminars in the 47th District.
Mazzochi, appointed to serve on the task force in July, emphasized that the need for reform was long overdue to resolve Illinois’ property tax crisis. “For decades the legislature has had property tax task forces that went nowhere. We need solutions that will achieve meaningful property tax relief for suburban homeowners. Everything that generates a property tax requires scrutiny. We can start with school and local government funding and levies. But we must also bring to an end the army of lawyers that feed off a system that directs incredible wealth and power to a politically connected few. I look forward to examining the root causes of record high property taxes in communities across the state, and recommending how to make our system more fair, transparent, and accountable,” Mazzochi said.
Mazzochi encouraged district residents to submit their ideas for improvements or reforms to her office quickly; the Task Force must submit a report to the Governor and the General Assembly with both short and long-term solutions that can take an administrative, electoral or legislative approach. The initial report is due within 90 days, and a final report will be due by December 31, 2019.
To compliment her work on the property tax task force, Mazzochi is hosting two property tax seminars in the 47th District so her constituents have access to current tools that can help lower tax bills. “I am hosting these seminars in Elmhurst and Hinsdale because Illinoisans face the highest property taxes in the region and suburbanites are hit especially hard with punishing taxes,” Mazzochi said. “Illinois’ property tax structure continues to make it difficult for more families to plan for their futures in their homes, and can have punishing effects on seniors. These seminars will give homeowners the tools they need to lower their property taxes when they feel they are being overcharged.”
York Township Assessor Deanna Wilkins and Downers Grove Township Assessor Greg Boltz are co-hosting the property tax seminars. The dates and locations of the seminars are as follows:
- Tuesday, August 27, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at Wilder Mansion, 211 S. Prospect Ave. in Elmhurst
- Thursday, August 29, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the Community House, 415 W. 8th St. in Hinsdale
“I want to thank Assessors Greg Boltz and Deanna Wilkins for co-hosting these events,” said Mazzochi. “Their expertise and knowledge about the critical assessment process and its impact on your property taxes will serve homeowners well at these informational seminars.”
To RSVP or learn more about the property tax seminars, please contact Mazzochi’s office at 630-852-8633 or visit repmazzochi.com. RSVPs are appreciated, but are not required.
In an effort to obtain additional constituent feedback about property taxes, Mazzochi requests that residents visit and fill out a short property tax survey at repmazzochi.com or on her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/IllinoisHouse47.