News Briefs: School-supply drive until Aug. 12; Winnetka, Glencoe to host gun-safety discussions; Property-tax appeals assistance
Donate new school supplies through this Friday, Aug. 12, at Artis Senior Living of Wilmette, 335 Ridge Road.
The supplies will benefit Families Helping Families Chicagoland.
Artis is a Memory Care Community conveniently located on Ridge Road on the southern border of Wilmette.
Community conversations on gun safety scheduled for Winnetka, Glencoe
The Winnetka Village Council is hosting a special listening session on firearms safety at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, in council chambers at 510 Green Bay Road.
According to the village, residents can share their opinions on the future of gun safety within the village.
About a month later, the Village of Glencoe will host a similar event.
At 6 p.m. Sept. 14, the Village Board will hold a special Committee of Whole session to discuss gun safety in Glencoe.
The meetings were organized in the wake of the July 4 mass shooting in Highland Park.
Appeals open for New Trier Township residential tax assessments
Tax assessment notices for New Trier Township properties were recently distributed. Property owners have until Aug. 19 to appeal new valuations with the New Trier Township office.
According to the township, New Trier Township Assessor Jan Churchwell and Deputy Assessor Len Shifflett are ready to assist property owners in preparing appeals at no charge.
“The timeframe to challenge the assessor’s new assessed value for your property is limited and set in stone,” Churchwell said in a statement. “We anticipate that many residents will want help, so PLEASE contact us soon so we will have enough time to give everyone the best possible assistance.”
In a press release, Churchwell noted that most appeals are based on lack of uniformity, such as when similar properties have different assessed values per square foot. The Township reportedly has software that can provide residents with comparable residences to assist their appeals.
To request assistance from the township, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call (847) 446-8200. You can find out more information at: newtriertownship.com/Assessor.
Appointments are required, and masks must be worn inside the township building.
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