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Cook County senior exemption deadline extended

Monday, February 04, 2019
Daily Herald

Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi announced Monday that his office has extended the deadline to apply for Senior Citizen and Senior Freeze Exemption applications for tax year 2018 until Friday, Feb. 15.

The deadline had been Wednesday, Feb. 6, but Kaegi decided to move it back because of last week's extreme cold.

More than 300,000 applications were mailed in January to seniors who received exemptions last year. The Senior Exemption application is part of a booklet mailed to eligible seniors. The booklet also contains the separate, income-based Senior Freeze Exemption application. All exemptions will appear on second-installment property tax bills mailed this summer.

Under Illinois law, seniors must reapply annually for both the Senior and Senior Freeze Exemptions.



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