Category: Lake County Appeal updates

Property Tax Caps, even possible?

An opinion piece reflecting how our property tax caps really aren’t caps, more like a 26 hole sieve. These ever increasing bills are becoming hardships on many of the families throughout Illinois; in many communities, the monthly payment for property taxes are comparable to the homeowner’s mortgage payments.  It’s becoming difficult for those living on fixed Read More …

Lake County Appeal attorney invited for input at Lake County Assessor’s Office

Lake County Appeal attorney invited for input at Lake County Assessor’s Office PR Release  June 17, 2015  Frank Moriarty Ron Kingsley, attorney and owner of Lake County Appeal, will be attending an exclusive meeting with Lake County’s chief assessment officer on Friday, June 19th to discuss the upcoming quadrennial reassessment, along with the 2015 appellate Read More …

Zion power station: equalized assessed value to drop by $3,211,630

The Lake County Board issued its final report from the June 9th meeting.  Along with numerous construction,  maintenance and engineering agreements was item # 35 15-0631, the resolution for lowering the assessed value of the Zion Power Station.  Obviously, this will have a huge impact on the schools, pensions and municipalities that include these property taxes Read More …

Industrial building vacancy rates dropping in Chicago: IRR

Industrial building vacancy rates are dropping in Chicago.  Industrial buildings have seen a resurgence in Chicago with a number of new leases for substantial footage. An insightful data review of Chicago’s industrial market vacancy rates, rental growth and rent rates developed by Erik Enlo, Integra Realty Resources, Inc. in their first quarter 2015 ‘IRR Viewpoint’ Additional information on this Read More …

Lake County home sales activity up 2% from April 2014, Re/MAX study

RE/MAX data is showing that total home sales in Lake County had a 2% volume increase, home sales volume throughout metro-Chicago has increased 7.5% from April 2014.   Home Sales Continued Upward Trend in Metro Chicago Real Estate Market During April, RE/MAX Reports CHICAGO, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ RE/MAX Northern Il.  Article by Stephen Johnson, RE/MAX– After posting sharp gains Read More …

The Property Tax Con Game in Illinois

An excellent article by Phil Kadner, Chicago Tribune, Daily-Southtown, on the word games being played by our state politicians. Politicians who sit in our state capitol assume that voters are idiots. That’s why Republicans and Democrats alike will tell you they’re against increasing the property tax and the other party is not. To understand what’s Read More …

Commentary: Sente Fighting to Hold the Line on Skyrocketing PropertyTaxes through Statewide Freeze

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – As part of her ongoing mission to provide relief from skyrocketing property taxes, State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, supported legislation to implement a statewide property tax freeze on Friday. “As I walk door-to-door, residents continually share that they are frustrated with skyrocketing property taxes and in dire need of serious financial Read More …