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Jul 01, 2014, 07:00 ET

Read Bill to See Where Taxes Go, Including for TIFs, Pappas Says

Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas said today that property owners would be receiving bills that show where their tax dollars are going, including...

Jan 27, 2014, 07:00 ET

Pappas: Read Your New Property Tax Bill to Track Your Local Government Debt

Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas said today that the property tax bill mailed to nearly 1.8 million Cook County owners contains debt figures for...

Sep 19, 2013, 07:00 ET

Taxes on 15,000 Properties Sold at Annual Tax Sale

Pappas Says Homeowners Have Two Years to Redeem Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas announced today that the unpaid taxes on more than 15,000...

Jul 22, 2013, 07:00 ET

Some 73,000 Property Owners Advised of Unpaid Bills from Tax Year 2011

Pappas: Pay On-line or by CERTIFIED check to Avoid Annual Tax Sale in August Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas said today her office has...

Jan 28, 2013, 07:00 ET
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Pappas: Tax Bills Allow Homeowners to Track Government Spending

Property owners can now see the financial state of their various local governments that tax them right on their property tax bill, Cook...

Dec 14, 2012, 17:11 ET

Annual Display of Christmas Trees and Religious Displays Shown in Pappas' Office

From Chicagoland Ethnic and Religious Communities Almost 90 Christmas trees and religious displays reflecting Chicagoland's ethnic diversity...

Jul 25, 2012, 07:00 ET

Pappas Urges Delinquent Owners to Pay 2010 Property Taxes

Before Annual Tax Sale Starts August 3 Owners of homes and other real property who have not paid property taxes for tax year 2010...

Jun 28, 2012, 07:00 ET

Pappas: Read Your Property Tax Bill, Due August 1

Use Computer to Research Local Government Financial Data  Almost 1.8 million property tax bills with a due date of August 1 will begin...

May 14, 2012, 07:00 ET

Pappas Issues FOIAs to 63 Taxing Agencies in Demand for Debt Data

Agencies Have Five Business Days to Respond  Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas said today her office has sent Freedom of...

May 02, 2012, 10:35 ET

New Website Details Cook County Local Governments At Least $140 Billion in Debt

Property tax owners provided with unprecedented level of transparency through detailed financial information The known collective debt of...

May 01, 2012, 19:36 ET

Tuesday Press Conference With Treasurer Pappas And President Preckwinkle To Highlight How Much Debt Local Governments Owe

The following is being released by the Office of the Cook County Treasurer: WHO: Maria Pappas, Cook County Treasurer Toni Preckwinkle,...

Feb 01, 2012, 07:00 ET

First Installment Property Tax Bills Due March 1, 2012

Pappas encourages residents to pay online during winter season Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas said today that the 2011 First Installment...

Oct 03, 2011, 07:00 ET

Pappas: Second Installment Property Tax Bills Due November 1, 2011

Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas said today that tax year 2010 Second Installment property tax bills will be due November 1, 2011.  Payments...

Aug 25, 2011, 07:00 ET

Pappas: Second Installment Property Taxes Tentatively Due First Week of November

Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas said today that the Second Installment of the 2010 property taxes will be tentatively due the first week of...

Aug 04, 2011, 07:00 ET

Tax Sale Recovers More Than $90 Million in Unpaid Taxes from 2009

Property Owners Have Two Years to Redeem Purchased Taxes Cook County Treasurer, Maria Pappas today announced more than 20,000 parcels of property...

Jun 21, 2011, 09:30 ET

Pappas Details Impact of Local Government Debt on Cook County Taxpayers

Cook County taxpayers are on the hook for a staggering amount of local debt, according to figures presented by Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas...

Jun 15, 2011, 07:00 ET

Names Published of 69,000 Property Owners Who Owe $234 Million

Pappas:  Pay By July 13 to Avoid Unpaid Taxes Going to Annual Tax Sale July 19-22 The names of more than 69,000 property owners who owe...

Mar 30, 2011, 07:00 ET

Due Date is Friday, April 1, for Current Cook County Property Tax Bills

Pappas Urges On-Time Payment on-line at or at Chase Bank Friday, April 1, is the due date for on-time payments of current...

Jan 31, 2011, 07:00 ET

The First Time Property Owner Has 60 Days to Pay, Pappas Says

April 1 Due Date for Current Property Tax Bills More than 1.7 million property tax bills with a due date of April 1 are being mailed to Cook...

Dec 23, 2010, 11:16 ET

Pappas' Office Returns 'Christmas Gift' of More Than $20 Million to Taxpayers

Some 7,000 Double Payments Intercepted Before They Were Accepted More than $20 million has been returned to taxpayers by intercepting duplicate...

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