Property Tax Appeal Board

Board and Commission Details

Contact Name

Michael O’Malley

Contact Title

Executive Director


The Board, upon request of citizens or taxing districts, reviews decisions of County Boards of Review, regarding assessment of property for taxation.


6 years or until a successor is appointed and qualified, commencing the 3rd Monday in January

Senate Confirmation


Party Affiliation

No more than 3 from same political party


5 years experience and training in the field of public finance administration, at least 2 years of which shall be in the field of property appraisal and property tax administration


Chairman, $73,015 per annum; Members, $58,883 per annum


5 appointed by Governor; Governor shall designate Chairperson.


Designated by Governor with advice and consent of Senate


35 ILCS 200/7-5

Member Names

Name Member Expiration Member Since Affiliation Appointed By Position Title County
Kinion, Dana 01/18/2027 07/25/2016 Republican Governor Member Sangamon
Freeman, Kevin 01/20/2025 12/01/2003 Democrat Governor Chair Cook
Buckley, Sarah 01/20/2025 03/13/2020 Democrat Governor Member Cook
Bilotta, James 01/15/2029 10/28/2011 Republican Governor Member Will
Steffen, Robert 01/18/2027 04/08/2021 Democrat Governor Member Cook