Residents of Wilmette and many other Illinois cities and villages are eligible for an 11-year freeze on their property tax assessment. If you live in a historic district or your house is a Wilmette or National Register Landmark you can participate in the tax freeze program when you meet a spending threshhold and follow preservation guidelines.
Susan Benjamin, who is an architectural historian active in the field of historic preservation and owner of Benjamin Historic Certifications will present an illustrated program on the assessment freeze and explain how you can take advantage of this little-known benefit. She will share photographs of many houses that have received the freeze and discuss how your house can qualify--answering any questions you may have. This program is co-sponsored with the Historic Preservation Commission of the Village of Wilmette.