It’s time for senior citizen homeowners to apply for their senior and senior freeze property tax exemptions. The deadline is Feb. 8. Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios said his staff has mailed the renewal applications for tax year 2016. Savings from these exemptions will appear as deductions on the 2017 second installment property tax bills to be mailed this summer. Nearly 300,000 applications were mailed to seniors who received the exemptions last year. Berrios stressed that it is imperative seniors return their applications in order to receive the exemption savings on their tax bills . . .