Suffredin- Changing County Government  
 

Accountability
Forest Preserves
Public Safety
Cook County Budget
Forest Pres. Budget
Property Tax Appeal
Health & Hospitals
Land Bank Authority
Policy Resolutions
Unsung Heroine

 

   
 
   
   
 
   
     
  Office phone numbers:  
   
 
 

Search current and proposed Cook County Legislation in Larry's exclusive legislative library.

   
 

The Cook County Code of Ordinances are the current laws of Cook County.

   
  Cook County has the largest unified trial court system in the world, disposing over 6 million cases in 1990 alone.
   
     
     
     



Cook County alerting investors, delinquent property taxpayers of coming tax sale

Friday, March 09, 2018
Chicago Sun-Times
by Nader Issa

The Cook County treasurer’s office unveils a massive list of properties this weekend ahead of a May auction for investors to buy unpaid property taxes from delinquent property owners.

A partial list of the more than 52,000 properties is being released in Sunday’s Chicago Sun-Times to notify property owners they could lose their land and buildings if they don’t pay their taxes.

More than $186 million in taxes went unpaid a year ago by owners of residential and commercial properties and lots, according to Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas.

 

Pappas says fewer properties — amounting to $66 million less in taxes — are expected to be included in the delinquent-tax sale this year than a year ago “because of the tremendous outreach. We’ve located owners, and they’ve come forward.”

 

About half of the delinquent properties are in Chicago and half in the suburbs.

 

To purchase unpaid taxes, potential investors need to register between March 9 and April 24 at CookTaxSale.com to participate in the auction. Or they can call the treasurer’s office toll-free at (877) 361-7325. The auction will be May 4-9.

 

The tax auction works like this: Investors bid a percentage on a property’s taxes, with the lowest percentage winning the auction. From the date of sale, a successful bid earns the buyer that percentage of the still-unpaid taxes every six months.

 

A successful bid also means the buyer pays the full amount of the unpaid taxes at the time of the sale. After that, it’s up to the tax buyer to watch for any further delinquencies on the property.

 

A buyer can pay the taxes for subsequent years if the owner again is delinquent.



Recent Headlines

Challenge to filing fee has some worth
Monday, April 16, 2018
Chicago Daily law Bulletin

Tougher SNAP rules worry providers
Friday, April 13, 2018
Modern Healthcare

Cook County tax officials take excess campaign donations from appeals firms, ethics panel says
Friday, April 13, 2018
Chicago Tribune

Cook County’s 'Next Century' Plan To Maintain Forest Preserves
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
WBEZ

What happens when a hospital sells its debt?
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
WWNO New Orleans Public Radio

Federal funds to bolster election security may fall short in Chicago, Cook
Monday, April 09, 2018
Chicago Sun-Times

New autopsy rulings bring Cook County cold death total to 31 this season
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Chicago Sun-Times

Forest Preserves of Cook County Summer Day Camp Registration Opens April 2
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Special to suffredin.org

Cook County sues Facebook, Cambridge Analytica after alleged misuse of millions of Illinoisans' data
Monday, March 26, 2018
Chicago Tribune

Unsung Heroine Award to Emily Guthrie
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Evanston Roundtable

Editorial: In four letters, why people leave Cook County: J-O-B-S
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Chicago Tribune

In a twist, Cook County wins $9 million verdict tied to jail strip-search settlement
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Chicago Tribune

15 got promotions from Court Clerk Dorothy Brown within 6 months of donations
Friday, March 16, 2018
Chicago Sun-Times

Assessor Berrios loses court fight to overturn Cook County's limits on campaign donations
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Chicago Tribune

$70 million and counting? Cook County taxpayers face massive tab for sheriff board firings
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Chicago Tribune

Commentary: Dart's misguided approach to jail reform
Monday, March 12, 2018
Chicago Tribune

Editorial: Commissioners: Shelve this Cook County job killer
Monday, March 12, 2018
Chicago Tribune

Cook County alerting investors, delinquent property taxpayers of coming tax sale
Friday, March 09, 2018
Chicago Sun-Times

Agnes Lattimer, who became Cook County Hospital medical director and campaigned against lead poisoning, dies
Thursday, March 01, 2018
Chicago Tribune

Emily Williams Guthrie Honored as 2018 Unsung Heroine
Thursday, March 01, 2018
Special to suffredin.org

all news items

Paid for by Larry Suffredin and not at taxpayer expense. A Haymarket Production.
^ TOP