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Jackson and elected officials bring property tax assistance to homeowners

The Reverend Jesse L. Jackson Sr. and West Side elected officials have arranged for the Cook County Treasurer’s Office to help homeowners with their property tax problems at a community center in East Garfield Park, building on the success of an ongoing effort at Rainbow PUSH Coalition headquarters, Treasurer Maria Pappas said last week.

The Cook County Treasurer’s Office is assisting homeowners two days a week at JLM Abundant Life Community Center, 2622 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, where the Rev. Johnny L. Miller is executive director.

Joining Pappas at a news conference: Reverend Jackson of Rainbow PUSH; Ald. Jason Ervin (28th), chairman of the Aldermanic Black Caucus; City of Chicago Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin and Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson (1st).

Cook County Treasurer’s Office employees with laptops are helping homeowners to: Apply for $44 million in missing senior citizen property tax exemptions; search for $79 million in available refunds and check if their property taxes are delinquent.

Staff at the Office is at Abundant Life on Wednesdays and Thursdays, noon to 7:00 p.m. Staff is at Rainbow PUSH, 930 E. 50th St., on Tuesdays, noon to 7:00 p.m., and Fridays, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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