The Bloom Township Assessor's Office is encouraging residents who have received erroneous property tax exemptions to take advantage of the amnesty that allows taxpayers to report and pay back the erroneous savings without penalties or interest by a deadline of 12/31/2013.
These exemptions would include homeowner, senior citizen, senior freeze and all other exemptions. A penalty and interest will be applied after January 1, 2014.
Taxpayers who want to report an erroneous property tax exemption and need further information on how to do so should contact the Bloom Township Assessors Office and 708-754-9400 ext. 238
In 2009, AgeOptions, (Area Agency on Aging for Suburban Cook County), approached the Senior Department to participate in an innovative collaboration program with Chicago State College of Pharmacy. The collaboration would consist of 1st year pharmacy students working in a community setting as part of Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences in a community-based public site. These students would assist the Senior Department in the application process for Circuit Breaker and IL Cares RX and become familiar with: Providing Patient Care, Promote Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Communicate Effectively, Manage Literature and Information Effectively, Demonstrate Self-Directed and Lifelong Learning Skills, all things that are part of their curriculum at the Chicago State College of Pharmacy.
The Bloom Township Senior Department was recently asked if we wanted to participate in an opportunity to create a 4 minute TV film about the College of Pharmacy program for airing at the upcoming American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting and further use for program marketing, recruitment, and related purposes. The theme of the TV film was “Preparing Pharmacists for a Global Community” and our section was to highlight our public health curriculum and the applied learning innovations of our students. Our thanks to the seniors that participated in our TV film and we can’t wait to post it here when it becomes available.
This program has been an overall complete success and we have just completed this year’s program with 4 new students in April. We hope to continue with the Chicago State College of Pharmacy Preceptor Program in the future and hope to see some of these future pharmacists right here in our communities someday.
Sheryl Ford, Senior Director Bloom Township Senior Services
The Bloom Township Board holds its monthly board meetings on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm.
The meetings are held in the Town Hall, 425 S Halsted St, Chicago Heights, IL 60411