Notification of Amended 2019 Lake County Property Tax Bills in Wauconda School District 118

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Robin M. O'Connor Lake County Clerk

July XX(TBD), 2020
Contact:  Robin M. O'Connor

Notification of Property Tax Arrearage and Amended 2019 Property Tax Bill for Lake County Residents in Wauconda School District 118

Governmental bodies were under intense pressure to finalize the levy, an essential part of the property tax calculation, during the COVID-19 shutdown. The amount levied for Wauconda Community Unit School District 118 for only Lake County property owners was incorrectly reflected on their property tax bills received in May 2020.

Pursuant to the Illinois Property Tax Code 35 ILCS 200/14-41, Lake County property owners in the district will receive a revised bill in early August that includes the missing portion of the school district’s levy, which remains due and owing. This is not a new tax, nor the result of any additional tax imposed by School District 118. McHenry County property owners within this school district are not impacted.

The sample below is a portion of a revised Lake County property tax bill that includes the missing tax extension of $865 per $100,000 of assessed value. The illustrated property is within the school district’s boundaries, has a fair market value of approximately $155,000, and has a taxable assessed value of $46,284. The amount added to the property tax bills is the result of multiplying the property’s taxable assessed value times the rate. In this case, the amended tax amount is $400.28. (Noted in the sample below.)

In reviewing the revised bill, look at the “Taxing Body” section for the amount added under line item labeled “WAUCONDA COMM UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #118 ARREARS”.

Revised Lake County Property Tax Bill

Important Dates

Early August Revised tax bills will be sent via certified mail
September 8 Half payment of total amount due
(Full payment also accepted)
November 9 Final half of payment
Due without any added penalties or interest



If you should have questions, please contact the Tax Extension and Redemption Department at 847-377-2404 or

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