Cook County assessor accused of improperly assessing taxes for couple who qualified for IDNR freeze

By Louie Torres | Mar 21, 2018

A couple has sued Cook County, Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios and Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas for allegedly failing to properly assess their property for tax purposes.

CHICAGO — A couple has sued Cook County, Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios and Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas for allegedly failing to properly assess their property for tax purposes.

James and Jean Jorgensen filed a complaint on March 2 in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging the defendants failed to implement the Illinois Department of Natural Resources' Tax Assessment Freeze Program.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege their property taxes were not properly reduced in accordance with the freeze program, for which they had allegedly been approved. The plaintiffs hold the defendants responsible for allegedly making errors in the assessment and taxes they determined.

The plaintiffs seek to enjoin the defendants from assessing the property at any other value than $199,735 for the years 2016 through 2023, court costs and any further relief this court grants. They are represented by David C. Dunkin and Erik J. VanderWeyden of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP in Chicago.


David Dunkin   Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2018CH02881

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