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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: $ 9,685
IMPR.: $ 18,839
TOTAL: $ 28,524
Subject only to the State multiplier as applicable.
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PROPERTY TAX APPEAL BOARD'S DECISION
APPELLANT: Samson Aigbokhai
DOCKET NO.: 06-20133.001-R-1
PARCEL NO.: 11-31-223-034-0000
The parties of record before the Property Tax Appeal Board are
Samson Aigbokhai, the appellant, by attorney Julie Realmuto of
McCarthy & Duffy, Chicago, Illinois; and the Cook County Board of
The subject property is a 34-year old, two-story style townhouse
of frame and masonry construction containing 1,677 square feet of
living area with a full, finished basement.
The appellant’s appeal is based on unequal treatment in the
assessment process. The appellant submitted for consideration
three comparable properties described as one-story or two-story
masonry dwellings that are between 41 and 49 years old. On the
appellant’s map, one of the comparables is located two blocks
from the subject property, while the other two are located
approximately one-half mile away. The comparables contain from
1,298 to 1,360 square feet of living area and have improvement
assessments ranging from $7.25 to $7.82 per square foot. The
subject’s improvement assessment is $11.23 per square foot.
Based on this evidence, the appellant requested a reduction in
the subject's improvement assessment.
The board of review submitted its "Board of Review Notes on
Appeal" wherein the subject's final assessment was disclosed.
The board of review presented four comparable properties
consisting of two-story frame and masonry townhouses that are
either 34 or 35 years old. One of the comparables is part of the
same townhouse as the subject property, and two of the other
comparables, located in the same tax block as the subject
property, are also part of the same townhouse. Another
comparable is located three blocks from the subject property.
The dwellings contain from 1,576 to 1,678 square feet of living