Just in time for the Independence Day holiday, property tax bills started showing up in the mailboxes of homeowners around Evanston today.
As Evanston Now reported last month, the average tax bill is up 19 percent.
Your increase may be larger or smaller, depending on the change in the assessed value of your home and whether you succeeded in an appeal of you new assessment.
The main driver of the increased tax bills is the School District 65 referendum that voters approved by a 4-to-1 margin back in April.
Payment of the new tax bills is due on Aug. 1.