Saturday, February 18, 2017

Don't Miss Tax Exemptions

The Cook County Assessor's Office has extended the deadline for the Senior Citizen Exemption and Senior Freeze Exemption renewal applications for tax year 2016 to March 1, 2017. 

Savings from these exemptions will appear as deductions on the 2017 second installment property tax bills mailed this summer.

Under Illinois law, seniors must reapply annually for both the Senior and Senior Freeze Exemptions in order to continue receiving the deductions on the second installment of their property tax bills.

Also, see information on the Disabled Veterans Homeowner exemption here.

For more assistance, contact your township assessor's office:

Monday, February 13, 2017

Fun Facts for Valentine's Day


Have you ever wondered how much chocolate, jewelry and flowers are purchased for Valentine's Day?  The U.S. Census Bureau compiles fun facts for many holidays and occasions.  Take a look at these details and other interesting trivia for Valentine's Day.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Fake Charities on the IRS “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for 2017

The Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers about groups masquerading as charitable organizations to attract donations from unsuspecting contributors, one of the “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams for the 2017 filing season.

Click here for advice from the IRS on making safe charitable contributions.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Senior Housing Assistance

The 2017 Village Senior Housing Assistance Program is designed to help Glenview residents with their property taxes or rent. The Village of Glenview has approved up to $1,960 per year toward rent or property taxes for qualifying Glenview senior citizens. Applications are available for pickup at:
  • Glenview Village Hall, 2500 East Lake Avenue
  • Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road
  • North Shore Senior Center, 161 Northfield Road, Northfield
  • Glenview Senior Center, 2400 Chestnut Avenue

Completed applications, including all needed documentation, will be accepted from February 6 through 10, 2017. Recipients must be at least 62 years old and have lived within the corporate limits of the Village for at least two years. For a one-person household, total yearly income must be below $17,655.


For a two-person household, total yearly income must be below $23,895. For more information, call Senior Services Coordinator Kim Hand at (847) 904-4366. The application can be downloaded here.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Too COLD! Stay home and download library eBooks, Magazines, or Newspapers.

There are multiple to ways access free library materials through our web site www.glenviewpl.org using your library card number to login from home.

MyMediaMall has eBooks and eAudioBooks in both fiction and non-fiction.

Hoopla has music and movies for streaming.

Zinio and Press Reader have magazines and newspapers in full page format for reading online.

So when it's too cold to leave home to visit the library do not despair. Use the internet, visit the library web page and look for Downloadables and the 24 Hour Library.
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Friday, December 23, 2016

Holiday Fun Facts

Did you know that the U.S. Census Bureau ranks the states by number of major toy makers? Illinois and New York are tied at #3 (31 each), outranked only by Florida (32) and California (93).

Did you know that in 2015 the U.S. imported $392 million worth of  tapered candles? Many of these candles were lit during Diwali, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. Click here for other fun facts for the holiday season from the U.S. Census bureau.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

IRS Face-To-Face Help Now By Appointment

As the tax filing season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that an appointment is required for in-person tax help at all IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TAC).

IRS TACs are a vital part of the service IRS provides when a tax issue cannot be resolved on-line or by phone. All IRS TACs now provide face-to-face service by-appointment. Instead of taxpayers going directly to their local TAC, they can call 844-545-5640 to reach an IRS representative, who is trained to either help them resolve their issue or schedule an appointment for them to get the help they need.

The Contact Your Local Office tool on IRS.gov helps taxpayers find the closest IRS TAC, the days and hours of operation, and a list of services provided.