Property Tax Alert There are more than 15,000 property owners whose taxes are past due in our district. It is extremely important to pay off any outstanding balances to avoid fines or even a possible loss of your property.

Please click the here to find out if you are at risk. The next annual tax sale where property that has not paid it’s taxes can be sold is May 2018. If you have any questions, you should call your taxing body (The Cook County Treasurer's Office.) Phone number: (312) 443-5100.

 

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State Senator Mattie Hunter (D- Chicago) released the following statement after voting down Senate Bill 1947, a school funding reform measure:

“On its own, I’m not in favor of a voucher program.  It’s a $75 million pilot program that should not have been included in this package.

It’s unfortunate that the Governor and his allies chose to play politics by not signing on to the original legislation that would have fairly funded our public schools.

The Governor has pitted Chicago students against downstate and suburban kids, now private schools against public schools. I chose to stand against his tactics.”

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Increasing employment for youthA new law sponsored by State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) will aid qualified homeless and court-involved youth in finding potential job openings.

“Cuts made to the budget have decimated critical funding for youth employment programs,” said Hunter. “It seems as though year after year we make more cuts failing our youth and their future opportunities.”

House Bill 2987 requires a state agency to notify the Department of Human Services, the Department of Juvenile Justice and the Department of Children and Family Services of available job openings. Those agencies are then required to notify qualified applicants, and then keep record of the number of job applications they receive.

“This legislation is simply about giving youth a fighting chance to enter the workforce,” Hunter said. “Our youth should not be left homeless and jobless. We all heavily rely on employment and other resources to meet our basic living needs.”

Qualified applicants are to be 21 years of age or younger, and are currently or have been a dependent child in foster care, a homeless youth or a court-involved youth.

The legislation becomes effective Jan. 1, 2018.

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Office Information

Springfield Office:
619 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-5966
(217) 782-1631 FAX
 
District Office:
2929 S. Wabash Ave., Suite 102
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 949-1908
(312) 949-1958 FAX