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Overdue for change

Published: Sunday, March 31, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

To the Editor:

In the past 20 years, I have contested my real estate taxes seven times. On each occasion, I received a reduction in my assessed value.

In the 1990s, two appeals were submitted through the state of Illinois. Each resulted in me receiving checks from the McHenry County Treasurer’s Office for $340.

Five other appeals were taken directly to the township’s assessor office. On each occasion, I received an on-the-spot reduction in my assessed value of property.

Why should anyone have to go through all of this aggravation?

We are overdue for change. Please join me in voting for Mary Mahady, a true, respected, fully qualified assessor.

Leadis R. Stayton


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