ELK GROVE Township HallDES PLAINES – Residents of Elk Grove Township have the opportunity to learn how to appeal their property taxes at an upcoming Tax Appeal Seminar sponsored by State Senator Laura Murphy.

“High property taxes are the number one issue I hear about from residents,” said Murphy (D-Des Plaines). “We’re working on long-term property tax reform in Springfield, but to provide some relief in the meantime, residents should consider appealing their property tax assessment to potentially lessen their tax burden.”

Cook County Board of Review Commissioners George Cardenas and Samantha Steele will lead the seminar, which will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 6 p.m. at the Elk Grove Township Hall at 600 Landmeier Rd.

Analysts will be available to answer questions after a brief presentation. Interested residents will need to bring either their second installment property tax bill or property tax index number.

For more information, contact Murphy’s office at 847-718-1110.

SCHAUMBURG Township Gymnasium DES PLAINES – Residents will be able to learn more about the property tax appeal process and how to lower their property tax bill at an upcoming workshop co-hosted by State Senator Laura Murphy.

Cook County Board of Review Commissioner George Cardenas will lead the seminar, which will be held on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. at the Township of Schaumburg Gymnasium, located at 1 Illinois Blvd. in Hoffman Estates.

"Property taxes can be a source of stress for many, but residents don’t need to handle the appeals process alone,” said Murphy (D-Des Plaines). “This event will ensure residents of Schaumburg have access to the resources they need to address their property tax concerns."

Analysts will be available to answer questions after a brief presentation. Interested residents will need to bring either their second installment property tax bill or property tax index number.

MurphyQuote 2023 FBSPRINGFIELD – Accountability, transparency, restoring public trust, and fighting for middle-class families remain top priorities for State Senator Laura Murphy, who was sworn in to her third full term Wednesday at the Old State Capitol.

“It has been my mission during the last seven years to champion government transparency and accountability, affordable education for all, and better support for working families in Illinois,” said Murphy (D-Des Plaines). “I am honored to have the continued support of the people of the 28th District—I pledge to diligently represent them faithfully in the Illinois Senate.”

Murphy was appointed to the Illinois State Senate in 2015 and stood for election in 2016, 2020 and 2022. The 28th Senate District neighbors O’Hare International Airport and includes all or parts of Arlington Heights, Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates, Mount Prospect, Park Ridge, Rolling Meadows, Roselle and Schaumburg.

In 2020, she was appointed Deputy Majority Leader of the Senate.

“I will continue to do the best I can to work with my colleagues in the General Assembly to develop solutions for the issues that are most important to my community,” Murphy said. “I am proud to continue to serve the people of Illinois, and to have the opportunity to ensure the Illinois government is serving the people of this great state.”

033122HAO00332.JPG1SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Laura Murphy supported a measure Monday that protects the fundamental right in Illinois for people to make their own health care choices, and provide privacy and protections for individuals who seek reproductive health care in Illinois.

“Everyone deserves to have access to safe and legal reproductive health care,” said Murphy (D-Des Plaines). “We must preserve the right of women and the professionals who perform these services.”

Through House Bill 4664 many avenues of protecting choice are enshrined, including in vitro fertilization, creating grants to provide abortion training, clarifying advance practice nurses can perform abortions, and more.

Illinois residents and health care providers will not be penalized for providing or utilizing care that is illegal in other states but legal in Illinois.

“This blanket protection for reproductive health care ensures that Illinois remains a step ahead of states trying to outlaw such care,” said Murphy. “Women have the fundamental right to make their own health care decisions, and should not be punished due to restrictive, overarching laws.”

House Bill 4664 passed the Senate Monday and will head to the House for further consideration.

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Springfield Office:
307 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-3875

District Office:

1645 South River Road, Suite 7
Des Plaines, Illinois 60018
 (847) 718-1110