Cook County Treasurer's Office - 12/31/2018
Nearly 30,000 Cook County property owners are receiving tax refunds from Treasurer Maria Pappas’ office, the Daily Herald reports.
The refunds are due to overpayments made between 2012 and 2016 and amount to more than $8.3 million overall, according to a news release from Pappas’ office. Workers in the treasurer's office used new technology to track to down who was owed the refunds and how to issue them.
“We've taken steps in the past to make the refund application process easier,” Pappas said. “Now we’re trying to eliminate the application altogether.”
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