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Orland Park Residents Line Up To Claim Tax Rebate

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ORLAND PARK, Ill. (CBS)– It may be the season of giving, but you usually don’t expect your village hall to be doling out the gifts. That’s what’s happening in Orland Park.

As Roseanne Tellez reports, it’s tax rebate time.

Signs of the season were on display at the Orland Park Village Hall Tuesday: A beautiful Christmas tree and a line at the tax rebate window.

They were not there to pay taxes, but to get money back. This year, they will get an average of $135.

The mayor says thanks to booming business in Orland Park, or projects that were under budget, the Village coffers have had a surplus nine of the last 12 years. More than $32 million has been given back to residents since 2003.

“We have a tremendous retail base that’s part of it,” said Mayor Dan McLaughlin. “We’re sound enough to pay our bills, provide a lot of services to residents and still give some money back.”

Of 20,000 residents, about 16,000 will fill out the forms, submit the paperwork, and get a check in the mail.

Rosemont apparently offers rebates every year too, but it’s too late to claim it now. If you live in Orland Park, you still have until December 13 . Visit the Village of Orland Park website for information on how to apply.

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