Cook County Treasurer's Office - 6/18/2020
The owners of six commercial properties in Cook County's northern suburbs are getting tax bills this month that are at least $1 million more than what they paid last year.
That's according to data released by Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas' office as part of the second installment of property tax bills due Aug. 1.
Pappas, who has been a watchdog of local tax spending and municipal debt, said she has concerns about the reliance on property taxes, especially after the COVID-19 created widespread unemployment.
"I don't know who somebody out of work, business or employee, can take any kind of increase when they can't pay the original bill," she said.
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