property-taxes

Tax rates on property in Evanston will decline a bit on tax bills residents will receive in August, but the size of the bills may still be headed up.

Cook County Clerk David Orr this morning released tax rates countywide. And the numbers for Evanston show a decline of just 0.02 percent, to 9.747 percent for residents who don’t live in a park district.

By contrast, the average rate in the north suburbs increased by 0.9 percent to a rate of 10.23 percent

Orr says that property values across the north suburbs increased on average by 1.4 percent last year and the average north suburban home was valued at $261,500 — meaning an average north suburban resident will see a tax bill $155 higher than last year.

Current figures for property value changes and average home values in Evanston weren’t immediately available.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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