Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi hosts property Tax workshop for Arab community
Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi will host a property Tax workshop for the Arab American community on Thursday, May 11 at Niko’s Banquet Hall, 7600 S. Harlem Avenue in Bridgeview from 6 PM until 8 PM.
The workshop will address issues from understanding your property taxes to how to appeal taxes if you believe they may be too high compared to other properties near where you live.
Open to the public, the Workshop with Assessor Kaegi is hosted by the Arab American Community’s leading organizations including the Arab American Democratic Club (AADC), the Arab American Association of Engineers and Architects (AAAEA), and AMVOTE.
Since assuming office in 2018, Fritz has brought fairness, ethics and transparency to the Cook County Assessor’s Office with a vision focused on operational changes, technological upgrades, and the elimination of favoritism.
These changes have increased predictability in the assessment system and spurred investment in Chicago and Cook County.
“It is very important for homeowners to be aware of every opportunity to reduce their property taxes,” said AADC President Khaled alKhatib.
“There are so many opportunities to challenge your property taxes and also to ensure that you are receiving all of the deductions that help reduce your property taxes. We appreciate Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi’s outreach to the Arab American community to help our community ensure that they are maximizing their benefits.”
As Cook County Assessor, Kaegi is responsible for valuing the nearly 2 million properties in Cook County fairly. Prior to beginning his career in Cook County government, Fritz spent more than 20 years valuing assets as a mutual fund portfolio manager and analyst.
— Press release
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