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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Township Board approves resolution requesting 2 month delay in penalties on County property taxes

BUFFALO GROVE, IL, April 17, 2020 – The Vernon Township Board today approved a resolution asking the Lake County Board to delay the property tax payment penalties by two months for property owners impacted by covid-19.

“The spread of COVID-19 has resulted in significant economic disruption, including the loss of income and wages for many residents of Lake County,” said Vernon Township Supervisor Jonathan Altenberg.  “Many are facing extreme financial hardship, including the inability to timely pay their property tax bills.”

The resolution asks the Lake County Board to take action in accordance with the powers granted by the State of Illinois, and adopt an ordinance providing immediate relief to Lake County property owners who are deemed to be adversely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and qualify as in need of relief by waiving late fees and penalties for a period of 60 days.

The Vernon Township Board further asks the Lake County Board to ensure that such relief should not apply to and penalties should not be waived for banks, financial institutions or mortgage holders which hold property taxes in escrow.

Vernon Township provides services to residents in all or portions of the villages of Buffalo Grove, Indian Creek, Lincolnshire, Long Grove, Mettawa, Mundelein, Riverwoods, Vernon Hills, the City of Lake Forest, and unincorporated Vernon Township.

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