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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: $ 17,221
IMPR.: $ 74,128
TOTAL: $ 91,349
Subject only to the State multiplier as applicable.
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PROPERTY TAX APPEAL BOARD'S DECISION
APPELLANT: Michalina Rodek
DOCKET NO.: 06-29358.001-R-1
PARCEL NO.: 17-10-221-054
TOWNSHIP: North Chicago
The parties of record before the Property Tax Appeal Board (hereinafter PTAB) are Michalina Rodek, the appellant, by Attorney David C. Dunkin with the law firm of Arnstein & Lehr LLP in Chicago; and the Cook County Board of Review.
The subject property consists of a 1,130 square foot parcel of land containing a 10-year old, three-story, masonry, townhouse. This improvement contains 1,965 square feet of living area, three bathrooms and a one and one-half car garage.
The appellant argued via counsel that there was unequal treatment in the assessment process of the improvement as the basis of this appeal.
In support of the equity argument, the appellant submitted assessment data and descriptions of three properties suggested as comparable to the subject. The properties are located within the subject's neighborhood and are improved with a 10-year old, three-story, townhouse of masonry exterior construction. The improvements each contain three bathrooms, 1,965 square feet of living area, and a one and one-half car garage. They range in improvement assessments from $27.65 to $39.75 per square foot of living area. Further, these properties sold from March, 2004, to September, 2005, for prices that ranged from $333.33 to $346.06 per square foot. Based upon this analysis, the appellant requested a reduction in the subject's improvement assessment.
The board of review submitted "Board of Review-Notes on Appeal" wherein the subject's improvement assessment was $74,128, or $37.72 per square foot. The board also submitted copies of the property characteristic printouts for the subject as well as four suggested comparables. The board's properties contain a 10-year old, three-story, masonry, townhouse. They each contain 1,965 square feet of living area, three bathrooms, as well as a one and one-half car garage. The improvement assessments ranged from