Serwatka Meeting Features Grafton Township Assessor

From Lakewood Village Trustee Paul Serwatka: Town Hall Meeting with Grafton Township Tax Assessor As promised, on Wednesday, June 10th at 7 pm, I will be hosting our very first “WE ARE LAKEWOOD” informational Town hall meeting. Grab your property … Continue reading

Lakewood Swears In Trustees, Talk Taxes, Gravel

The Lakewood Village Trustees elected last month were sworn in Tuesday night. Re-elected were Carl Davis and Ken Santowski. They were joined by newcomer Paul Serwatka, who got more votes than any other candidate and did so without having his … Continue reading

A Benefit of Consolidating Township Governments

Back in the 1970’s, Algonquin Township Assessor Forrest Hare computerized his office, probably the first to do so in the State of Illinois. He also took an interest in how assessment could be made more accurate. Hare looked at measures … Continue reading

Cook County Assessment Crooks Go Down

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: TWO FORMER COOK COUNTY BOARD OF REVIEW ANALYSTS CONVICTED OF ACCEPTING $1,500 BRIBE TO FACILITATE $10,000 PROPERTY TAX REDUCTION CHICAGO ― Two former analysts for the Cook County Board of Review were … Continue reading

Grafton Township Assessor Candidate Al Zielinski Making Mailing

And, here’s what it looks like: Alan Zielinski for Grafton Township Assessor Dear fellow Grafton Township neighbor,I’m running for Grafton Township Assessor and ask for your vote on February 26th. You deserve accurate property assessments. For too long Grafton Township … Continue reading

McHenry Township Assessor Lays Out Her Qualifications

McHenry Township Assessor Carol Perschke outlines her qualifications: Information, Innovation, Leadership I’m Carol Perschke, McHenry Township Assessor since 1995, running for re-election in 2013. I have a Democratic opponent. My office has served property owners with information, innovation and leadership. … Continue reading

Anonymous Supporter of Grafton Township Assessor Bill Ottley Takes on Challenger Al Zielinski, Al Replies

Bill Ottley’s secret admirer provides this criticism on Al Zielinski’s opposition to Ottley for Grafton Township Assessor in the First Electric Newspaper: September 1, 2012 4:00 PM Anonymous said… The current Assessor, Mr. Ottley, has been doing a great job … Continue reading

Alan Zielinski Running for Grafton Township Assessor

Incumbent Grafton Township Assessor Bill Ottley told me he was running for re-election a couple of months ago. Now, he has an opponent named Alan Zielinski. His press release is below: Alan Zielinski Announces Candidacy for Grafton Township Assessor Lakewood … Continue reading

Assessment Appeal Tips from County Government

From the McHenry County email last Friday: 10 Questions to a Fair Assessment: An Explanation of the Assessment Appeal Process in McHenry County After you have received your 2011 assessment notice please use the commonly asked questions below to better … Continue reading