Tax Books For 1912 Are Now Ready
Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 13 Feb 1913, p. 4

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same in 1911 and jumped to .86 in 1912. For the sanitary district the rate is reduced this year, it being .49, as compared with.71 last year and .34 in 1912. For the sanitary district the rate is reduced this year, it being .49 as compared with .71 last year and .34 in 1910. For the Firts Park district the rate has also been reduced, from l25 in 1910 to .23 in 1911 to .16 in 1912. On the other hand, the rate for the Northwest Park district has increased from .28 in 1910 to .36 in 1911 to .48 in 1912. This is the first year that an assessment has been levied for the Wilmette Park District and it amounted to .52.

Rates Compared

Figured on the amount of the assessed valuation, or on one-third of the actual value, the tax rate for Evanston for the year 1912, collected now, was as follows:

District 75, no park...............$5.73

District 75, N. W. Park.............6.21

District 76, no park................5.33

District 76, First Park.............5.51

The corresponding figures for 1911 were as follows:

District 75, no park...............$5.61

District 75, N. W. Park.............5.97

District 76, no park................5.31

District 76, First Park.............5.56

The rate of District 75 without the park in 1910 was $5.02 and with the park $5.30. The rate of taxation, therefore, has increased in District 75 with the park district from $5.02 in 1910 to $5.61 in 1911 to $5.73 in 1912. With the park district it has increased from $5.30 in 1910 to $5.97 in 1911 to $6.21 in 1912. In District 76 the rate is approximately the same as last year, without the park has decreased from $5.56 to $5.51. The difference between the assessment in the two school districts is due to the fact that District 75 is paying for the new Orrington Avenue school.

Tax in Actual Value

Taken at the actual value of the property, which is three times the assessed vallue, the taxes for 1912 amounted to $1.91 in School District 75 without the park, and to $2.07 with the Northestern Park. The taxes in School District 76, figured on the actual valuation of the property, amounted to $1.77 2-3 without the park and to $1.87 including the park.

Notices Sent Out

Mr. Bartlett has sent out 3,750 notices of taxes due on personal property and 5,000 for real property taxes. He has tried to send notices to everybody whose address he has or has been able to ascertain. The books were late in getting to the city treasurer's hands, and for this reason the notices have gone out later than usual. The books will remain in Evanston until March 10, and after that date it will be necesary to pay the taxes at the county treasurer's office in Chicago. The peronal property tax should be paid at once.

Pay Taxes In Evanston

There are a good many advantages in paying the taxes in Evanston. The rush in the county treasurer's office is very great, and persons who have waited before can testify to the inconvenience of delaying. The payment of taxes in Evanston is also a help to the city. The interest on the amount collected goes to the city when it is paid in Evanston and when the county treasurer receives the money it is not sent out to Evanston until considerably later and the city loses the interest. The money is coming in fairly well, and Mr. Bartlett will be glad to have anyone who has not received his bill come and get it. It is too late now to take exception to the amount of the assessment. There is no redress except by court, and there can be absolutely no change in the assessment without a court order. These taxes were assessed last April and all complaints had to be made to the board of review of Cook county, which met in Chicago during last July.

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Tax Books For 1912 Are Now Ready