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MAJORITY OF 13TH DISTRICT HOMEOWNERS BENEFITTED FROM THE 7% EXPANDED HOMEOWNERS EXEMPTION

Monday, October 03, 2005
Special to suffredin.org

Cook County, Illinois.  Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin (13th District) is pleased to announce that the majority of homeowners in the 13th District had lower property taxes in 2004 as compared with 2003 because of the 7% Expanded Homeowners Exemption offered by Cook County Assessor James Houlihan.

The attached chart details the impact of the 7% Homeowners Exemption for the communities in the 13th District.  Highlights include:

·       61.1% of parcels in Evanston have the Homeowners Exemption; of these parcels, 62% of the parcels had lower taxes in 2004 than 2003; the median exemption savings was $1,518

·       73.2% of parcels in Niles have the Homeowners Exemption; of these parcels, 60.3% had lower taxes in 2004 than 2003; the median exemption savings was $1,197

 ·       70% of parcels in Wilmette have the Homeowners Exemption; of these parcels, 58.2% had lower taxes in 2004 than 2003; the median exemption savings was $1,247

This tax savings will be reflected on the second installment of the 2004 tax bill which is to be paid to the Treasurer by Tuesday, November 1, 2005.

Commissioner Suffredin commented, “analysis shows that as predicated, a large number of homeowners benefited from the 7% Expanded Homeowners Exemption.  Looking forward, we need to do everything we can to pass legislation to make the exemption permanent or make sure it is reauthorized.” 

2004 North Suburban Municipalities in the 13th District
Initial 7% Homeowner Impact Analysis

 

 

# of Parcels

# of Parcels with HO Exemption

% of Parcels with HO Exemption

Median Exemption with 7%

# HO Pins with lower taxes in 2004

% of HO Parcels with Lower Taxes in 2004 than 2003

Median Exemption Savings

# of Parcel with Exemption > 5,000

% of HO with Exemption > 5000

Evanston

21,132

         12,920

61.1%

20,000

8,016

62.0%

          1,518

12,413

96%

Glencoe

3,808

           2,568

67.4%

20,000

1,288

50.2%

          1,253

          2,440

95%

Glenview

16,816

         12,394

73.7%

20,000

8,631

69.6%

          1,152

        11,953

96%

Kenilworth

1,011

              717

70.9%

20,000

326

45.5%

          1,180

             691

96%

Lincolnwood

5,708

           4,030

70.6%

20,000

2,126

52.8%

          1,267

          3,817

95%

Morton Grove

10,117

           7,624

75.4%

20,000

3,763

49.4%

          1,317

          7,288

96%

Niles

11,763

           8,611

73.2%

20,000

5,192

60.3%

          1,197

          8,221

95%

Northbrook

14,091

         10,253

72.8%

20,000

5,895

57.5%

          1,159

10,018

98%

Skokie

25,466

         17,143

67.3%

20,000

7,472

43.6%

          1,325

16,222

95%

Wilmette

10,699

           7,937

74.2%

20,000

4,310

54.3%

          1,237

7,597

96%

Winnetka

4796

           3,357

70.0%

20,000

1,954

58.2%

          1,247

3204

95%

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