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VILLAGE VEHICLE STICKERS ARE NOW ON SALE

Must bring in forms that were mailed out in order to purchase a vehicle sticker. ONLY new cars that have recently been purchased needs to bring in the registration. Last day to purchase stickers is on April 30th, 2024. After April 30th, a penalty of 30$ will go on each sticker.

2024 Posen Fire Academy Application

The Posen Fire Academy is now accepting applications for the 2024 Fire Academy Class. Our Academy meets or exceeds all the objectives for Basic Fire Operations for the State of Illinois, Hazardous Materials Operations, Fire Service Vehicle Operator and CPAT.

2024 Posen Fire Academy Applications Available Now. Download the application above. Applications Due by April 10th, 2024

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAMS THAT CAN HELP SAVE MONEY FOR BOTH PUBLIC SECTOR ORGANIZATIONS AND SMALL BUSINESSES!

In addition to the remarkable savings for small businesses, COMED is extending an additional 15% incentive for all public sector and small business offerings in our community related to energy efficiency programs. All eligible public sector customers who submit a pre-application by May 31, 2024, will receive a 15% incentive.

INTEREST PENALTIES SLASHED FROM 18% TO 9% FOR HOMEOWNERS WHO ARE LATE PAYING PROPERTY TAX BILLS

FOR RELEASE: Thursday, February 8, 2024   

Contact: Maria Pappas (312) 603-6202

Interest penalties slashed from 18% to 9% for homeowners who are late paying property tax bills

CHICAGO — Historic reforms championed by Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas are about to take effect as property owners face a March 1 due date for 2023 First Installment tax bills.

For those who are late paying their taxes due March 1, the interest rate penalty will drop from 18% a year to 9% a year. The monthly rate of interest charged on late taxes will fall from 1.5% to 0.75.

“These interest rate cuts will help homeowners at a time when banks, credit card companies, mortgage lenders and others continue to charge relatively high interest rates,” Pappas said. “These lower interest rates will help those who are unable to pay their property taxes in full by the due date and who make partial payments on late taxes to spread out the burden.”

The lower rates mean property owners will save $90 a year for every $1,000 owed in late taxes. Researchers with the Treasurer’s Office estimated the interest rate reduction will save Cook County property owners between $25 million and $35 million a year. The lower rates are expected to allow more homeowners to pay off delinquent bills and avoid the Annual Tax Sale.

Illinois lawmakers approved the historic reforms in May 2023 and Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the bill into law in August 2023. The Treasurer’s Office worked with The Chicago Community Trust philanthropic organization and others to promote the reforms.

Pappas pushed for legislative reforms after her office released studies in 2022. Researchers documented how redlining and other practices deprived families of opportunities to build generational wealth. Studies also documented how inequity in the property tax system has had a larger impact in neighborhoods where greater numbers of Black and Latino families live.