Manuals, User Guides, and other Dcoumentation for the Tax Extension Code

Forest Gregg filed this request with the Cook County Clerk of Cook County, IL.

It is a clone of this request.



From: Forest Gregg

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act., I hereby request the following records:

Please provide manuals, user guides, or any other existing documentation for the programs used to calculate tax extensions.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Forest Gregg

From: Cook County Clerk

Dear Forest -

On 11.19.19 you requested "...provide manuals, user guides, or any other exiting documentation for the programs used to calculate tax extensions..."

The Cook County Clerk's Office does not maintain the documents requested.

You may be able to locate these items at:

or you may contact the Cook County Treasurer's office who may be able to further assist you.

Cook County Treasurer's Office

Attention: Legal Department

118 North Clark Street, Room 112

Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 312.603.3098

Fax: 312.603.6967



From: Forest Gregg

Hi there,

From reading the statute[1], it seems that it is the County Clerk's responsibility to calculate the tax extensions. Are you saying that the Treasurer is actually the one calculating the extension.



Forest Gregg

From: Cook County Clerk

Dear Forest Gregg,

Our search for responsive documents to your email FOIA request below has resulted in the four following documents:
Illinois County Clerk Tax Manual (PDF attached)
Tax Rate Making Programs Index (PDF attached)
IDOR Tax Rate and Levy Manual link:
IDOR Property Tax Extension Limitation Law Technical Manual link:
Thank you for your request,

Margarett Zilligen
Director of Real Estate & Tax Services
Honorable Karen A. Yarbrough-Cook County Clerk
118 N. Clark Street, Room 434
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-603<tel:312-603-6912>-6912<tel:312-603-6912><>