September 9, 2020 Update from the Mayor

September 9, 2020 Update from the Mayor

On Tuesday, Illinois health officials announced 1,392 new known cases of COVID and seven additional fatalities, bringing the statewide totals to 252,353 known cases and 8,186 deaths.

There are now 277 confirmed cases of COVID in Hickory Hills and 7 related deaths.


2019 Second Installment Bills are due on October 1st, 2020. This date was extended from August 3rd, 2020 by the Cook County Treasurer to provide financial relief. After October 1st, ANY balance due on the Second Installment will be charged 1.5 percent per month. You may make payments, if necessary.  To find a copy of your property tax bill and any unpaid balance, please use the following link and enter your PIN number:


Homeowners: Are you missing exemptions on your property tax bills? 


Homeowners in Cook County have until September 11, 2020 to apply for missing property tax exemptions on their 2019 Second Installment property tax bills. By meeting this deadline, homeowners can receive corrected property tax bills by mail before the October 1, 2020 deadline to pay without incurring penalties and interest.

If homeowners apply for Certificates of Error after September 11, 2020, they are responsible for paying the entirety of the second-installment tax bills to the Cook County Treasurer’s Office by October 1, 2020. If the Certificate of Error application is granted, a refund for the difference will be issued.

Homeowners can look at the bottom left corner of the Second Installment property tax bill, under the Tax Calculator section. If homeowners believe they are entitled to an exemption that is not listed, they can apply for a Certificate of Error by submitting an application and copies of supporting documentation online at

Cook County Board of Review Dan Patlak

Commissioner Patlak’s office will be holding a property assessment appeal webinar this Thursday, September 10, for residents seeking to appeal their 2020 assessment.  The webinar includes a presentation explaining the appeal procedure and educate taxpayers on how to file a successful appeal on your own.

Analysts will be available online via chat to answer questions.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact (312) 603-3651. Commissioner Patlak’s staff is available to provide you with information on how the appeal process works and answer any questions that you may have.


Please remember to complete your census forms.  The federal government has reduced to time period to complete the census so please be sure to be counted before September 30, 2020.


Thirsty Squirrel

Have a great Thursday and keep safe.

Mayor Mike