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What kind of exemptions are there and how do I qualify for them?

To qualify for exemptions on your property you must be the owner of record and it must be your primary residence. You must be 65 for the senior exemptions. Remember, only Cook County requires you to reapply for the Senior Homestead Exemption every year. A list of exemptions are available on our Exemption Information page and … Continued

What will my tax bill be with the new assessed value from my appeal?

The amount of tax you pay is determined by taking your property’s assessed value, subtracting your exemptions, then multiplying your tax rate. You can use your last years tax bill to determine an estimated tax due by using your new assessed value, subtracting your exemptions, then multiplying your tax rate. You can search for current … Continued

Who is eligible for Ela 55+ Programs and activities?

All Ela Township residents over the age of 55 may sign up to become a member to participate in activities and receive our quarterly newsletter for free. Any individuals over the age of 55 that reside outside of the township may pay an annual fee of $35 to participate in activities and receive our quarterly … Continued

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