Thousands Could Lose Homes In Cook County Property Tax Sale

pappas
Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas (left) has held outreach events throughout the county ahead of the annual tax sale. Earlier this week, she spoke with homeowner Cathy Huynh at an event in Chicago's Chinatown. Odette Yousef / WBEZ
pappas
Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas (left) has held outreach events throughout the county ahead of the annual tax sale. Earlier this week, she spoke with homeowner Cathy Huynh at an event in Chicago's Chinatown. Odette Yousef / WBEZ

Thousands Could Lose Homes In Cook County Property Tax Sale

Cook County residents have until end of Friday to pay any outstanding property taxes or risk losing their homes in the county’s annual tax sale.

About 45,000 property owners were behind on tax payments totaling $142 million as of Wednesday, according to the Cook County Treasurer’s office.

Morning Shift explains how the annual tax sale works and what residents can do to avoid losing their homes or property.

GUEST: Daniel Lindsey, director of the Consumer Practice Group at LAF Chicago

LEARN MORE: Cook County Treasurer Sets Up Shop On The South Side To Provide Assistance Before Tax Sale (Chicago Citizen 5/1/19)