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Cook County Property Tax Bills Out Late This Year

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Chicago Public Radio
by Sarah Smith

Cook County residents will get their property tax bills later than usual this year.

The bills will be mailed around Thanksgiving, almost a month later than last year.

Different officials are blaming each other for why the bills are going out late. But regardless of who's to blame, Blue Island Mayor Don Peloquin says his city will be hurt by the late payments.

PELOQUIN: If the state was not delinquent in their payments, I probably would be able to get through this. But given that scenario, given the scenario that tax bills are going out late, bond payments are due in December, what does a town do?

Peloquin says local banks are also slow to give towns loans to make up for the lack of tax revenue, that makes it even harder to pay for expenses.


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