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Based on the facts and exhibits presented, the Property Tax
Appeal Board hereby finds no change in the assessment of the
property as established by the Cook County Board of Review is
warranted. The correct assessed valuation of the property is:
LAND: $ 9,024
IMPR.: $ 52,504
TOTAL: $ 61,528
Subject only to the State multiplier as applicable.
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PROPERTY TAX APPEAL BOARD'S DECISION
APPELLANT: Evelyn Allen
DOCKET NO.: 03-21015.001-R-1 and 04-20301.001-R-1
PARCEL NO.: 15-01-311-015
The parties of record before the Property Tax Appeal Board
(hereinafter PTAB) are Evelyn Allen, the appellant; and the Cook
County Board of Review.
At hearing, the appellant indicated that the named party was her
husband who is now deceased. In addition, the PTAB consolidated
these matters without objection from the parties.
The subject property consists of a 9,200 square foot land parcel
improved with a 50-year old, one and one-half story, frame and
masonry, single-family dwelling. The improvement contains a full
basement, two and one-half baths, one fireplace and a two-car
garage. The appellant's pleadings raised two issues: first,
that the improvement's square footage was incorrect; and
secondly, that there was unequal treatment in the assessment
process of the improvement as the bases of this appeal.
As to the improvement's size, the appellant's pleadings asserted
a size of 2,358 square feet without supporting documentation.
Whereas, the board of review asserted 2,931 square feet of living
area and included a copy of the property's characteristic
printout reflecting such. At hearing, the appellant testified
that she resides in this home and that she measured the interior
and exterior of the building. However, she could not recall how
the square footage of the second floor was determined. The PTAB
finds that the best evidence of size was submitted by the board
of review and that the subject's improvement contains 2,931
square feet of living area. The PTAB finds that the appellant
failed to provide any schematic or survey to support the asserted