First Installment of 2021 Cook County Property Taxes Available Online

The first installment of Cook County’s 2021 property taxes are now available online for payment. The first installment of tax year 2020 is 55% of the previous year’s total tax […]

Chicago Association of REALTORS® Vigorously Opposed Property Tax Hike and FY’21 Budget which Passed the City Council on Tuesday, November 24, 2020

The Chicago Association of REALTORS® (CAR) opposed the FY’21 budget which included an increase to fees, fines, the gasoline tax and most importantly, a property tax increase. The property tax […]

Remind Your Clients: October 1 is the Last Day to Pay Property Taxes Without Late Fee

City of Chicago property taxes must be paid by Thursday, October 1, to avoid significant late fees. To download a copy of your tax bill or to make a payment: […]

No Late Penalty on Property Tax Payments Through October 1

Although the deadline for paying property taxes is August 3, Treasurer Pappas has announced that there will be no late fees or penalties to property owners who pay the second […]

Treasurer Pappas Increases Time to Pay Delinquent Property Taxes

Illinois passed a new law last week that increases the time to pay delinquent property taxes from nine months to 13 months. According to Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas, who […]

Cook County Releases Online Tool For Property Tax Refunds

Last week, Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas released a new online property tax refund tool. This tool enables taxpayers to file electronically instead of downloading a form and mailing it […]

Cook County Extends Property Tax Payment Deadline

On Thursday, May 21 Cook County extended the deadline for property tax payments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The extension offered by the County is among the efforts to […]

Nearly 26,500 Senior Homeowners Eligible for August Property Tax Bill Savings

There is a possible $45 million savings coming to Cook County seniors this summer. On July 15th, Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas announced that as many as 26,500 senior homeowners […]

June 2019 Advocacy Update

On June 12th, we held our monthly “Coffee with Your GADs” chat, where members join our Government Affairs Director Brian Bernardoni for an informal discussion about policy and politics impacting the real […]

Cook County Properties with Delinquent Property Taxes to be Auctioned on May 3, 2019

The Office of Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas announced that nearly 57,000 properties with delinquent property taxes will be auctioned at the Annual Tax Sale, beginning May 3, 2019, if […]

Financial Aid for Senior Citizens’ Property Tax Payments

Remind your senior clients of the Senior Citizen Real Estate Tax Deferral Program offered by Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas. The program is designed to help those over the age of 65 […]

Cook County First Installment Property Tax Bill Now Available Online

The Office of the Cook Country Treasurer recently released good news for property owners. The First Installment property tax bill, due on March 1st, has been posted online, and payments […]