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Whiteside County Press Release-
Today Sheriff Kelly Wilhelmi and the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Department launched a new sex offender registration and public notification website called OffenderWatch®. Whiteside County will now be part of a nationwide network of over 5,000 law enforcement agencies which includes over half of the Illinois county sheriff’s offices and police departments. The new service is a citizen-friendly, easy to use website that enables citizens to search for potentially dangerous sex offenders and predators which may be in close proximity to their homes, places of work, schools, churches and day care centers. The information is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and is updated in real time by the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office, Rock Falls and Sterling Police Departments, as offender information changes and is reported.
As part of this new, innovative service, citizens may enter any address of interest to them, and see a map and listing of all offenders within a user defined radius (of .25 miles out to 2 miles) of that address. Citizens can then register the address to be continuously monitored by the Sheriff, who will send to them an email alerting them if an offender or predator should register an address within their specified radius of their address. Citizens may confidentially register as many addresses as they like, at no cost to them. “Citizens have a right to know who may be living near them and could potentially pose a threat to their families. In cooperation with our local Police Departments, we provide citizens with the most up to date information on all offenders registered in the state and I am happy to be able to provide that information to them” says Sheriff Wilhelmi.
The sheriff has also made available additional web based resources designed to educate and inform the public on ways to keep their families safe. The purpose of the program is to lessen the anxiety of citizens by pro-actively alerting them should an offender/predator move within proximity to them, and to provide the highest level of security and safety to all Whiteside County citizens.
The program also enables the Sheriff to verify that offender addresses do not violate any safety buffers that may be implemented around protected institutions in the county, such as schools, day cares and parks, and helps law enforcement schedule compliance checks for verifying information provided by offenders. Citizens can access the OffenderWatch® registry at the Whiteside County Sheriff’s office sex offender search page at : http://www.sheriffalerts.com/il/Whiteside/
Sheriff Kelly Wilhelmi
Whiteside County Sheriff's Office
400 N Cherry St.
Morrison, IL 61270
Office: 815 772-5240
Fax: 815 772-7944

November 11, 2011 - Five counties in Northwestern Illinois are engaged in a project to enhance opportunities for current and future businesses as way to improve the regional economic climate for both employees and employers. Economic development leaders in Carroll, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson and Whiteside counties are examining their competitiveness and evaluating opportunities to promote business clusters in the region. The project builds on previous economic development revitalization and planning efforts in the region.

Please click to read the entire Press Release

 

Tue, October 10 2011

Flood Information


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Please click the map for Whiteside County Floodplain and Fema Information. 

Thu, April 04 2010

Homestead Exemptions

HOMESTEAD EXEMPTIONS

1) General Homestead Exemption: Reduces assessed value by up to $6,000. Available to persons who own and occupy their own home as their principal residence, or to persons who have an ownership interest therein, legal or equitable or as a lessee, occupy it as of January 1 of the assessment year and on which the person is liable for the payment of property taxes.  

2) Senior Citizen Homestead Exemption: Reduces assessed value by $5,000. Available to persons 65 years of age or older. Available to seniors who own and occupy their own home as their principal residence, or to persons who have an ownership interest therein, legal or equitable interest or as a lessee, occupy it as of January 1 of the assessment year and on which the person is liable for the payment of property taxes.

3) Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption: Freezes the assessment at a base year causing the net taxable value to remain the same, less some material change to the property. It does not freeze the taxes, only the assessment. Available on the principal residence of persons 65 years of age and older, who have owned and resided in the property for a 2-year period, whose household income is $65,000 or less, or to persons who have an ownership interest therein, legal or equitable or as a lessee, occupy it on January 1 of the year prior to filing for this exemption and on which the person is liable for the payment of property taxes. 

4) Homestead Improvement Exemption: Reduces the assessment attributable to a residential improvement that increases the assessed value of the property for a four-year period. It is based on the fair cash value (a maximum of $25,000 assessed value) of the improvement. To qualify, the property must be the principal residence of the owner and occupied it as of January 1 of the assessment year and are liable for the payment of the property taxes.

5) Returning Veteran’s Homestead Exemption: A $5,000 reduction in assessed value for veteran homeowners’ the year they return home from an armed conflict. Must be the owner of record or have legal interest in the property and occputy it as your prinicpal residence on January 1 of the assessment year and are liable for the payment of the property taxes.

6) Disabled Veterans’ Standard Homestead Exemption: A reduction in assessment of $2,500 for veteran homeowners with a service related disability of 30%-49%,  a reduction in assessment of $5,000 for veteran homeowners with a service related disability of 50%-69%, tax exempt for veteran homeowners with a service related disability of 70%-100%. Must by the owner of record or have legal interest in the property and occupty it as your principal residence as of January 1 of the assessment year and liable for the payment of the property taxes. Exemption only applies to the residence, not farmland or farm buildings.  The property's total equalized assessed value must be less then $250,000.

7) Disabled Veteran’s Homestead Exemption: A reduction in assessment of up to $100,000 for veteran homeowners with service related disabilities that require housing that is designed to accommodate the disability.

8) Disabled Person’s Homestead Exemption: A reduction of $2,000 in assessed value for disabled homeowners. To qualify, the property must be the principal residence of the owner and occupied it as of January 1 of the assessment year and liable for the payment of the property taxes.

9) Tenant Homestead Exemption:  Reduces assessed value by up to $6,000. Available to persons who lease and occupy the home as of January 1. The lessee is liable for the payment of property taxes.  

Applications for all of the exemptions are available in the Supervisor of Assessments Office in the Courthouse in Morrison, Illinois.

Tue, July 07 2008

Assessments

2015 Assessment Publications

 

Assessment publications are going to be made September 29, 2015 in the Whiteside News Sentinel, Prophetstown Echo and the Daily Gazette. Assessment publications are going to be made on September 30, 2015 in the Fulton Journal and Erie Review.

Assessment appeals must be filed by October 29, 2015 for properties in:

Clyde, Ustick, Lyndon, Mt. Pleasant, Union Grove, Prophetstown, Coloma, Genesee, Hahnaman, Hopkins, Hume, Jordan, Montmorency, Sterling and Tampico Townships.

Assessment appeals must be filed by October 30, 2015 for properties in:

Albany, Fulton, Garden Plain, Newton, Fenton, Erie and Portland Townships.

In a quadrennial year all assessments in a township are published. Quadrennial assessments were made this year in Coloma, Hume, Montmorency, Tampico and Hahnaman Townships

In non-quadrennial years, only those assessments changed by an assessing official are published. Assessments changed by the application of a township factor are not required to be published.

Under authority of 35 ILCS-200-9-210, formerly chapter 120, Section 95a of the Illinois Revised Statutes, notice is given that all non-farm property, has been reassessed for the 2015 assessment year by the application of the following factors.

Fulton Township

Residential: 1.0093
Commercial: 1.0000
Industrial: 1.0000
Farm Home & Site: 1.0094

 

Ustick/Clyde Townships

Residential: 0.9892
Commercial: 1.0000
Industrial: 1.0000
Farm Home & Site: 0.9904

Genesee/Hopkins/Jordan Townships

Residential: 0.9893
Commercial: 1.0000
Industrial: 1.0000
Farm Home & Site: 0.9841

Albany/Garden Plain Townships

Residential: 1.0194
Commercial: 1.0000
Industrial: 1.0000
Farm Home & Site: 1.0166

Union Grove/Mt. Pleasant Townships

Residential: 0.9910
Commercial: 1.0000
Industrial: 1.0000
Farm Home & Site: 0.9939

Sterling Township

Residential: 0.9935
Commercial: 1.0000
Industrial: 1.0000
Farm Home & Site: 0.9917

Coloma Township

Residential: 0.9860
Commercial: 1.0000
Industrial: 1.0000
Farm Home & Site: 0.9676

Newton/Fenton/Portland Townships

Residential: 0.9773
Commercial: 1.0000
Industrial: 1.0000
Farm Home & Site: 0.9853

Erie Township

Residential: 1.0329
Commercial: 1.0000
Industrial: 1.0000
Farm Home & Site: 1.0310

Tampico Township  

Residential: 0.9848
Commercial: 1.0000
Industrial: 1.0000
Farm Home & Site: 0.9871

Lyndon Township

Residential: 0.9876
Commercial: 1.0000
Industrial: 1.0000
Farm Home & Site: 0.9807

Prophetstown Township

Residential: 0.9781
Commercial: 1.0000
Industrial: 1.0000
Farm Home & Site: 0.9743

Hume/Montmorency/Hahnaman Townships

Residential: 0.9864
Commercial: 1.0000
Industrial: 1.0000
Farm Home & Site: 0.9880

 

 

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