39th Ward News

November 21, 2014

Property Fraud Seminar

According to the FBI, property fraud is the fastest growing type of white collar crime. Unscrupulous people record forged documents to make it appear that they own property which they do not. The criminals may then occupy, take mortgages against, or rent out those properties. In many cases, property owners do not know this has happened - until it's too late.

Learn how to protect yourself and your home by attending Alderman Margaret Laurino's Property Fraud Seminar on Monday December 1, at the Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  Special guests include the Cook County Recorder of Deeds, Karen Yarbrough, and Jim Lynch from the Cook County States Attorney's Office. 


Property Tax Appeal Seminar

On Thursday, December 4 at 6:00 p.m., Alderman Margaret Laurino, Representative John D'Amico, and Commissioner Michael Cabonargi will host a seminar on how to appeal your property tax assessment.  Representatives from the Cook County Board of Review will help you with your appeal, to keep your taxes as low as possible.  The seminar will be held at the Salvation Army, 5040 N. Pulaski, in the church gymnasium.  Parking will be available.


Toys for Tots

The holiday season brings out the best in people and reminds us of our blessings. This year, we are proudly supporting the 2014 US Marine Corp Toys for Tots Campaign. The goal of the Toys for Tots program is to bring the joy of the holidays and a message of hope to disadvantaged children in our communities. The Marines will deliver the toys to children through organizations that serve families and children. My office will be accepting new, unwrapped toys for all ages and genders until Friday, December 19. You may drop off toys at 4404 W. Lawrence, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.