Illinois law now requires senior citizens to reapply annually to receive and retain both the senior citizen exemptions and the senior freeze on home assessments. The deadline for filing is March 28. Information and forms about the programs and necessary documentation can be found on the assessor’s website.
Also, the Department of Family and Support Services’ Regional Senior Service Centers offers assistance to older Chicagoans who want to take advantage of the tax relief programs. The center in our area is the Northwest Senior Center at 3160 N. Milwaukee Ave. You can also call the center at 312-744-6681 (or 312-744-0321 for TDD).