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Property Tax Appeal Seminar for Palatine Township

Palatine Township is open for property tax appeal from August 1 to August 31. Commissioner Goslin co-sponsoring a property tax appeal seminar with Palatine Township Assessor Terry Kelly and State Representative Tom Morrison so residents of Palatine Township can learn how to appeal their property tax assessment. Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak will explain the appeals process and attendees will be able to fill out and submit appeal forms at th end of the event.

The seminar will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 1st at the Holiday Inn in Rolling Meadows – 3405 Algonquin Rd.


Upcoming Special Events in the Forest Preserves

Check out some of the great upcoming events in the Cook County Forest Preserves:

May 6 – September 17
10:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m.
Dinos and Dragons at Brookfield Zoo
Brookfield Zoo’s summer Dinos & Dragons exhibit will feature 17 animatronic creatures, including the Stegosasaurus, Apatosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex, and Chinese dragon. Zoo-goers can also get up-close view of live reptiles, including a 6-foot-long Komodo dragon! The exhibit will feature hands-on activities, as well as a dinosaur dissection lab, dino dig boxes, and an excavation site.
July 29
Canyon Tour at sgagwau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sagawau Canyon hike highlights the geology of Northeastern Illinois. The hike involves rough terrain and wading through a stream. No groups. Space is limited
July 30
1:30 p.m.
Ecosystem Exploration at Sand Ridge Nature Center, South Holland
what is an ecosystem? This hike will explore eight different ecosystems found at Sand Ridge. Wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes and be prepared for the weather!
August 3
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
5th Annual Teen Exploration Day at Powederhorn Lake, Burnham
Join us for our 5th annual Teen Exploration Day. This event is teen-focused, with activities highlighting outdoor adventure and education. Try your hand at canoeing, tree climbing, restoration activites, guides hikes, leaning about conservation and engaging other youth. For more information or to register group of more than 10, email or call (708)386-4042 ext. 19.



Summer Meals Program

Did you know that for every 100 children who eat a meal as part of the Nation School Lunch Program, only 14 receive a meal during the summer months here in Illinois? The Summer Meals program, funded by the USDA, is open to children 18 and under at no cost.  To find the Summer Meals site nearest to you, visit


Cook County Low-Cost Rabies Clinic

Cook County is offering low cost rabies clinics throughout the county, beginning on May 30th. There are two clinics scheduled in the 14th District:
Palatine on Tuesday, June 13 at Jewel (45 S. Plum Grove) and Glenview on Wednesday, September 13 at Jewel-Osco (1340 Patriot Blvd). The clinics will be run from 10 a.m – 2:45 p.m. Rabies vaccinations will be $7 for one year and $21 for 3 years. Cats and ferrets are welcome, too! For more information, visit


Union Trades Career Information Fair

Prairie State College is hosting a Union Trades Career Information Fair Wednesday, June 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.! Learn how union trades – such as bricklaying, carpentry, roofing, pipefitting and electrical work – can help you pursue a new career. The event is  free and open to the public. For more information, contact Esther Pacheco at (708) 709-3503 or