Cook County Treasurer's Office - 8/8/2018
Treasurer Maria Pappas joined the Morning Shift on WBEZ/91.5 FM to discuss the $19.5 million in property tax refunds that her office is sending automatically to homeowners.
The refunds are due to legislation passed last year by the Illinois General Assembly that increased existing tax exemptions for homeowners and senior citizens. For thousands of homeowners, the exemptions not only eliminated any balance due August 1, but also created refunds for payments earlier this year.
“About 53,000 homeowners received a bill that said zero,” Pappas said.
Listen to the interview.