Cook County Treasurer's Office - 8/18/2018
The Cook County Treasurer’s website averaged 450,000 page views per month last year, but hits soared to nearly 750,000 in July, 2018, Chicago Sun-Times Columnist Mike Sneed reports.
The reason? Treasurer Maria Pappas has passed out nearly 200,000 shopping bags with her name on it filled with information about how property owners use cookcountytreasurer.com to search $94 million in available refunds going back 20 years.
“People like bags, especially if they can go to a computer to see if they might get something more than a Pappas bag,” Pappas told Sneed.