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H-F administrators say Illinois Report Card numbers can be misleading

The statistics from a standardized test administered once a year don't provide a full picture of the successes of Homewood-Flossmoor High School students, according to information presented by Principal Jerry Lee Anderson and Assessments Department Chair David Kush.

H-F home values rebounding from recession, county assessment shows

Property assessments, calculated every three years for tax purposes, are on the rise in the Homewood-Flossmoor area. For some residents, higher property assessments may be a reason to grumble. After all, an increased assessment might point toward higher property taxes. But government officials, on both the county and local level, say otherwise. For them, higher property assessments reflect higher market prices for homes and are a positive sign that the local economy is improving.

District 153 assessments show students meeting, exceeding standards

Students in Homewood District 153 schools  generally are meeting or exceeding expectations, according to an analysis of testing data.
 
Midwest Analytics and Education LLC presented a report to the District 153 school board in October. In its summary, the company reported:
  • Students typically score at or above national averages
  • Grade level averages increase each year, with generally higher growth in lower grade levels

Two informational seminars set for Bloom Township property tax assessments

The Cook County Assessor’s Office will host two assessment appeal seminars for Bloom Township residents on Tuesday, Sept. 26, and Wednesday, Oct.4.
 
Bloom Township was one of 17 south and southwest areas where property was reassessed this year.
 
Residents can have their questions about the reassessment process answered from 6 to 8 p.m. on both Sept. 26 and Oct. 4 at the Bloom Township Center, 425 Halsted St. in Chicago Heights. 
 

Tuesday meeting to provide information on tax assessments, appeals

Rich Township residents are invited to a Tuesday, Sept. 19, workshop on Cook County property assessment appeals.

The meeting will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Country Club Hills Village Hall, 4200 W. 183rd Street. 
 
Each year, the Cook County Assessor's Office reassesses one-third of the nearly 1.8 million parcels of property located in Cook County. This year, the assessor's office is reassessing properties located in the South Suburbs. 
 

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