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One Time Only "Sunset Exemption" Forms Mailed

ONE TIME ONLY ‘SUNSET EXEMPTION’ FORMS MAILED

Contact Person: Ali ElSaffar, Oak Park Township Assessor
(708) 383-8005

Oak Park home and condominium owners with 2013 household income of $30,000 or less are eligible for the Sunset Exemption, which, for one year only, could reduce their property taxes. Oak Park Township Assessor Ali ElSaffar estimates that the savings from this one time exemption will be about $600. Application forms were mailed out the first week of March, and must be returned by April 1.

Township is Accepting Committee Applications

Oak Park Township is accepting applications from residents for three-year terms of service on the Youth Services and the Senior Services advisory committees. The Youth Services Committee meets the first Wednesday of each month and advises the township board on the funding of local agencies that sponsor programs for youth, especially youth who are at risk of involvement in harmful or illegal activities. The Senior Services Committee meets quarterly and monitors and makes recommendations about services and programs for senior citizens.

Biennial Municpal Election is April 7th, 2015

2015 Biennial Municipal Election

The deadline to register for the 2015 Biennial Municipal Election is Tuesday, March 10th. Voter registration for residents who have changed addresses or new residents is available at the Oak Park Township from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday as well as Village Hall, 123 Madison St. and the main branch of the Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St.

2015 Tax Appeal Period Opens for Oak Park

2015 TAX APPEAL PERIOD
OPENS FOR OAK PARK
Contact person: Ali ElSaffar
(708) 383-8005

The Cook County Assessor’s office has announced that it will be accepting appeals of the assessed valuations of Oak Park properties between February 13 and March 16, 2015. According to Oak Park Township Assessor Ali ElSaffar, this appeal period is the first of two opportunities Oak Park residents will have to appeal their assessments in 2015.

First Installment Tax Bills are Due March 3rd

2015 TAX APPEAL PERIOD
OPENS FOR OAK PARK
Contact person: Ali ElSaffar
(708) 383-8005

The Cook County Assessor’s office has announced that it will be accepting appeals of the assessed valuations of Oak Park properties between February 13 and March 16, 2015. According to Oak Park Township Assessor Ali ElSaffar, this appeal period is the first of two opportunities Oak Park residents will have to appeal their assessments in 2015.

Deadline for Advisory Referendum is 3/1/15

Oak Park Township News Release
Contact: Greg White, Clerk 708.383.8005
GWhite@oakparktownship.org

Township process for placing an advisory referendum on an election ballot

Celebrating Seniors 2015

Celebrating Seniors week is May 14- 21, 2015. For a complete listing of activities please visit www.celebratingseniors.net

All of the events are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified.  The Oak Park Township is coordinating these events:

Utility assistance available through Oak Park Township

Oak Park residents who qualify for low-income utility assistance programs can apply for the LIHEAP (Low Income Energy Assistance Program) through Oak Park Township Senior Services by calling 708-383-8060 for an appointment. The LIHEAP program helps pay a set portion of heating or electric utility bills on a one-time yearly basis for income eligible applicants (150% of poverty guidelines) or gives the applicant the option to enroll into or recertify in the percentage of income payment plan (PIPP) at certain times during the season.

Warming Centers Open

 As the cold weather season begins, residents are enouraged to use local warming centers as well as limit the time spent outside.  Oak Park has five local waming centers with varying hours:

The Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment for 2015 coverage ends February 15, 2015

Information on the 2015 Open Enrollment period and how to get 2015 insurance coverage can be found at http://www.healthcare.gov.  Individuals and families can call (800) 318-2596 or TTY (855) 889-4325, and small business can call (800) 706-7893 or TTY 711.  Here are some important deadlines to be aware of if you have 2014 coverage:

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General Information:
708.383.8005

Youth Services:
708.445.2727

Senior Services:
708.383.8060

Fax:
708.383.8062

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