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Nov 06, 2019, 06:00 ET Pappas asks: Military members and veterans, are you getting the Cook County property tax relief you deserve?

Members of the military can defer Cook County property taxes interest-free while on active duty, one way to ease the financial sacrifice of service...


Oct 28, 2019, 06:00 ET Jackson, Aldermanic Black Caucus and Pappas bring Cook County property tax assistance to West Side Chicago homeowners

The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson and the Chicago Aldermanic Black Caucus have arranged for the Cook County Treasurer's Office to help homeowners with their...


Sep 24, 2019, 07:10 ET Attention: 60,000 homeowners should update their mailing address at cookcountytreasurer.com

About 60,000 property owners in Cook County should use cookcountytreasurer.com to update the name or mailing address on their tax bills, another...


Aug 01, 2019, 06:00 ET Pappas: Cook County property taxes due today, August 1

Property owners must pay the Second Installment of their Cook County property taxes today, August 1, 2019, to avoid hefty late charges imposed by...


Jul 15, 2019, 06:00 ET Pappas: Senior citizens owed as much as $45 million in unclaimed Cook County property tax exemptions

As many as 26,500 senior citizens could save a total of $45 million on their Cook County property tax bills due August 1, 2019, by applying now for...


Jul 01, 2019, 06:00 ET Pappas: $24.6 million in Cook County property tax refunds going to 25,000 homeowners whose bills show no balance due

Nearly 25,000 homeowners are receiving a Second Installment tax bill that shows a zero balance due on August 1 and are set to receive $24.6 million...


Jun 19, 2019, 11:37 ET Pappas: Go to cookcountytreasurer.com to Read Your Property Tax Bills Now, More Than a Week Before Mailing

Cook County property tax bills due August 1, 2019, have been posted to cookcountytreasurer.com, where homeowners can see how much they owe more than...


May 17, 2019, 07:28 ET Reverend Jackson and Maria Pappas extend outreach at Rainbow PUSH Coalition headquarters

The Cook County Treasurer's Office is extending its outreach effort at Rainbow PUSH Coalition, putting staff at the organization's headquarters four...


May 03, 2019, 17:16 ET Cook County Treasurer Pappas to lead Chicago's Polish Constitution Day Parade as 'Friend of Polonia'

Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas will join the leaders of Saturday's Polish Constitution Day Parade as a Friend of Polonia for her "service and...


May 01, 2019, 05:00 ET Pappas: Last Chance for 45,000 Property Owners to Pay $142 Million in Delinquent Cook County Taxes to Avoid Sale

The clock is running out on 45,000 property owners to pay delinquent Cook County property taxes totaling $142 million that will be offered for...


Apr 02, 2019, 14:26 ET Jackson and Pappas set up outreach at Rainbow PUSH Coalition headquarters

The Cook County Treasurer's Office staff will be at Rainbow PUSH Coalition headquarters every day to assist homeowners with their property tax...


Mar 13, 2019, 12:08 ET Pappas: 57,000 Property Owners Are Running Out of Time to Pay Nearly $190 Million in Delinquent Cook County Taxes to Avoid Sale

Delinquent Cook County property taxes totaling $189.6 million on 56,976 properties is scheduled to be auctioned at the Annual Tax Sale that begins...


Feb 19, 2019, 05:00 ET Pappas: 136,000 public employees work in Cook County, while 127,000 draw pensions

For every retiree taking money out of a public pension fund in Cook County, there is barely one current employee putting money in, a sign of growing...


Feb 14, 2019, 06:00 ET Pappas: 1,000 senior citizen homes being offered at Cook County Tax Sale

About 1,000 homeowners in Cook County who have not paid last year's taxes could avoid the Annual Tax Sale by reapplying for senior citizen property...


Jan 31, 2019, 08:31 ET Pappas: Why are your Cook County property taxes so high? Tax bills give the answer

The Cook County property tax bill due March 1, 2019, shows taxpayers the debt of every local government that levies taxes on their homes and other...


Jan 29, 2019, 18:14 ET Cook County Treasurer's Office Will Be Closed on Wednesday, Reopen Thursday

Because of the forecast of dangerous weather conditions, the Cook County Treasurer's Office will be closed on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, Treasurer...


Dec 31, 2018, 08:00 ET Pappas: Automatic property tax refunds of $8.3 million going to 30,000 homeowners

The Cook County Treasurer's Office is sending nearly 30,000 homeowners refunds totaling $8.3 million without requiring an application, another...


Dec 27, 2018, 07:00 ET Pappas: Find out if your tax bills have been returned at cookcountytreasurer.com

To help homeowners who have mail-delivery problems, cookcountytreasurer.com now shows when tax bills have been returned by the U.S. Postal Service,...


Dec 14, 2018, 06:00 ET Pappas: There's help for senior citizens struggling to pay Cook County property taxes

With prescription prices and utility bills rising faster than Social Security payments, a tax-relief program can help senior citizens who are...


Dec 04, 2018, 10:41 ET Pappas: March 1st Cook County property tax bill is online if you want to pay this year

In response to a high volume of requests by taxpayers, accountants and tax advisors, Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas said today she has posted...


Aug 03, 2018, 06:00 ET Pappas: Automatic refunds of $19.5 million going to 53,000 homeowners because of property tax cuts

The Treasurer's Office is refunding $19.5 million without any paperwork to about 53,000 homeowners in Cook County because of changes in property tax...


Jun 25, 2018, 07:00 ET Pappas: 31,000 senior citizens could apply for money-saving Cook County property tax exemptions

As many as 31,000 senior citizens could save hundreds of dollars immediately on their property tax bills due August 1 by applying for exemptions they ...


Jun 21, 2018, 07:00 ET Pappas: Your Cook County property tax bill is online two weeks early

The property tax bills due August 1, 2018, have already been posted at cookcountytreasurer.com, where property owners can pay for free, Cook County...


Apr 19, 2018, 07:30 ET Pappas: 39,100 Owners Must Pay Delinquent Cook County Property Taxes to Avoid Sale

Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas urged about 39,100 property owners to pay their delinquent bills immediately to prevent their unpaid taxes from...


Mar 22, 2018, 03:28 ET Pappas: $94 million in property tax refunds available on new website

Cook County property owners can recover $94.1 million in tax overpayments by going to cookcountytreasurer.com, Treasurer Maria Pappas said today. The ...