HB 833 provides for automatic annual renewal of the senior citizen exemption!  Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi praised Illinois Governor JB Pritzker last week for signing Illinois House Bill 833 into law.  The bill, championed by Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi and Illinois House Assistant Majority Leader Fred Crespo, amends the Illinois Property Tax Code so that a person who has been granted a Senior Citizen Homestead Exemption in Cook County will not need to reapply for the exemption every year, as is the case now. HB 833 passed Illinois’ House and Senate in unanimous votes this past May.