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Based on the facts and exhibits presented, the Property Tax
Appeal Board hereby finds a 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: $ 7,952
IMPR.: $ 56,165
TOTAL: $ 64,117
Subject only to the State multiplier as applicable.
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PROPERTY TAX APPEAL BOARD'S DECISION
APPELLANT: Robert Katz
DOCKET NO.: 03-24204.001-R-1
PARCEL NO.: 14-20-109-039
The parties of record before the Property Tax Appeal Board
(hereinafter PTAB) are Robert Katz, the appellant, by Attorney
Melissa K. Whitley with the law firm of Marino & Associates in
Chicago; and the Cook County Board of Review.
The subject property consists of 3,100 square foot parcel
improved with a 115-year old, two-story, frame, single-family
dwelling. The improvement contains 2,361 square feet of living
area as well as three baths, a full basement, air conditioning,
and a one and one-half car garage.
At hearing, the appellant argued that there was unequal treatment
in the assessment process of the improvement as the basis of this
The appellant's pleadings included data, descriptions, and
photographs of three suggested comparables located within one and
one-half miles' distance of the subject. These properties are
improved with a 115-year old, two-story or three-story, frame,
single-family dwelling. They range in bathrooms from two to four
and in size from 2,338 to 2,980 square feet of living area.
Amenities include a basement and a two-car garage, while two
properties also contain air conditioning, therein. Moreover, the
properties' photographs reflect buildings in similar condition.
The improvement assessments range from $18.00 to $21.05 per
square foot. On the basis of this comparison, the appellant's
attorney requested an improvement assessment reduction.
The board of review submitted "Board of Review Notes on Appeal"
wherein the board's final assessment decision was presented
reflecting an improvement assessment of $56,165 or $23.79 per
square foot. The board of review also submitted copies of