Welcome to the web pages of Moraine Township, serving residents in the southeast corner of Lake County, Illinois.
2015 Property Tax General Assessment Year
Moraine Township Assessor expects 2015 assessment notices (aka the "Blue Letter") to be mailed August 19, 2015; projected publication date in the Highland Park News on August 20, 2015. If property owners do not agree with the amount assessed for their property, they have only thirty days from the date of publication to file an appeal, so if the publication date is August 20, 2015, the last day to file objections will be September 21, 2015. Residential properties will have fourteen (14) days from that date in which to file appraisals and commercial/industrial properties will have thirty (30).
The 2015 Assessment will reflect the market activity in smaller specific areas and neighborhoods within the Township. By law, every four years the Township Assessor must review and reassess all property in their jurisdiction to reflect
"Illinois State Statutes require the Assessor's office to review sales data for the past three years and adjust assessments as needed," notes Moraine Township Assessor Cynthia Plouché.
Moraine Township Assessor Cynthia Plouché encourages Township residents to visit her office at 777 Central Avenue, Highland Park with assessment questions (or call 847-432-2100). She and her staff are eager to help residents understand their assessment, answer questions on exemptions, and provide the resources residents need to evaluate their assessment and file an appeal.Click for more information.
2015 Property Tax General Assessment Year
Moraine Township property owners can expect to see the 2015 assessment notices in their mailboxes and published in the Highland Park News, around the second week of August. The assessments reflect values based on neighborhood sales data for the past three years. If property owners do not agree with the amount assessed for their property, they have only thirty days from the date of publication to file an appeal. Click for more information.
Moraine Township Launches Pilot Program to Feed Income-Qualified Students Over Summer Vacation
Moraine Township has launched a pilot program to provide bags of breakfast/lunch food during summer vacation to students who qualify for the federal free/reduced lunch program during the school year. The effort is made possible thanks to tremendous support and donations from the community, and partnerships with the schools. Click to read more.
Moraine Township's Assessor advises that 2015 is a General Reassessment year (formerly referred to as a Quadrennial).
By law, every four years the Township Assessor must review and reassess all property in their jurisdiction to reflect the market activity in smaller specific areas and neighborhoods within the Township.
Per Illinois State Statutes, the Assessor's office will be looking at sales data for the past three years and adjusting assessments as needed.
Assessment notices (the "Blue Letter") will appear in mail boxes later this summer, most likely during the second week of August, and published in the Highland Park News. If property owners do not agree with the amount assessed for their property, they have thirty days from the date of publication to file an appeal.
Moraine Township Assessor Cynthia Plouché encourages Township residents to visit her office at 777 Central Avenue, Highland Park with assessment questions (or call 847-432-2100). She and her staff are eager to help residents understand their assessment, answer questions on exemptions, and provide the resources residents need to evaluate their assessment and file an appeal.
Dear Wonderful Food Pantry Supporter!
The Food Pantry is seeking a volunteer to pick up donated food at Fresh Thyme in Deerfield every other Tuesday between noon and 1 p.m.
If you can commit to a bi-weekly schedule (with subs for vacations, etc.), and are able to lift boxes of produce, or know someone who you think may be able to help, please let us know. Email us at email@example.com.
As always, thanks for your help and support!
HELP US KEEP OUR SHELVES STOCKED!
Donations are accepted Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm at 777 Central Avenue. Download an Food Pantry Flyer (pdf) or a Food Pantry Shopping List (pdf).
HIGHLAND PARK AND HIGHWOOD ARE READY TO TACKLE FOOD INSECURITY
An inspired crowd of 150 residents packed the Highland Park Country Club on Tuesday, April 21st to learn about food insecurity in Highland Park and Highwood and become part of the solution in ensuring no one goes hungry in their communities. Presentations were made by members of the community and keynote speaker Christopher G. Kennedy, founder of Top Box Foods Express and former chairman of the Greater Chicago Food Depository, who shared his vision and unique strategy to address hunger and nutrition
Noted Dr. Tom Koulentes, Principal of Highland Park High School, "Food insecurity touches all of the age and cultural demographics of our students and our community; no group is immune." With one out of every four elementary students in Highland Park and Highwood qualifying for the federal free/reduced lunch program at their school, along with the increased use of the Moraine Township Food Pantry, food insecurity is an unfortunate reality. Click to read more.
HEALTH INSURANCE SPECIAL ENROLLMENT PERIOD
MORAINE TOWNSHIP OFFERS CERTIFIED APPLICATION COUNSELORS TO ASSIST RESIDENTS.
Although open enrollment on the federal Marketplace for health insurance officially ended in February, residents with a "qualifying life event" are eligible to enroll for health insurance on the federal Marketplace and receive subsidies.
Some examples of qualifying life events include: job loss, expiration of COBRA benefits, end of a policy plan year, aging out of a parent's health insurance coverage, loss of Medicaid/CHIP eligibility, marriage, divorce, new child, moving outside existing insurer's coverage area, becoming a citizen or a change in eligible immigration status, to name a few. Moraine Township Certified Application Counselors are available to help residents who have a qualifying life event analyze their options for health insurance coverage in the Marketplace.
Moraine Township has Certified Application Counselors available at no charge to work one-on-one with residents. Counselors help them understand and compare coverage and costs of the various health insurance plans and ensure that eligible enrollees receive any available financial assistance they may be qualified for.
Appointments are available daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., plus weekend and evening hours. Call 847-432-3240 to schedule an appointment.
THE SENIOR ASSESSMENT FREEZE FORMS were mailed last month. Renewal forms for disabled persons and disabled veterans have also been mailed. There will be an outreach session on March 25th at the Highland Park Rec Center from 9 am - 11 am. The session is designed to help residents apply for the senior freeze or for any homestead exemption. Click to read more.
HELP US BETTER SERVE TOWNSHIP SENIORS by completing this survey (pdf).
Through its Feed 4 More program, Whole Foods Market Deerfield presented a check for $8,768 to Moraine Township to support its Food Pantry. Click to read more.
Our Food Pantry often means the difference in families having enough to eat between paychecks. Donations of unexpired, non-perishable food is accepted 8:30 — 4:30 M-F at 777 Central Avenue in Highland Park. Click to read our shopping list.
Moraine Township receives Stormwater Management's 2014 BMP Project of the Year Award. Click to read more.
CHECK OUT THE REVISED ASSESSOR's PAGE for detailed information on: how your property is assessed, how the levy is determined, how you can compare your property to others, understanding the Appeals process, and more.
DOWNLOAD FLYERS WITH INFORMATION about Moraine Township services in English and Spanish here online, or stop by our office.
FOOD PANTRY is open during regular daytime hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Pantry is available as needed at other times or in the evening. Call us!
When residents visit our Pantry, in addition to bags of dried food and canned goods, we also provide frozen meat, fresh produce, and when possible, eggs and cheese.
NEED INDIVIDUAL or FAMILY HELP: Contact ourGeneral Assistance Manager to inquire about qualifying for utility bill assistance and much more.
TRANSPORTATION: If you are interested in furthering access to public paratransit or seeking more information, take a look at our page on Transportation. Moraine is active in the LCCTSC.
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