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Cook County Property Taxes Due, Up for Many

Monday, December 13, 2010
Fox Chicago News

Chicago - Cook County property taxes, which are going up for many, are due Monday as some county employees are getting raises.

The tax bills were sent out late this year because of a high number of tax appeals, according to officials.

Many people saw their property taxes go up, even though the value of their properties has gone down, because the state raised the tax equalizing factor.

Those who don't pay their taxes on time will be subject to a 1.5 percent interest charge per month.

In the meantime, six top administrators of the health system are getting promotions and pay raises.

The biggest is a $40,000 boost for a chief financial officer.

A spokesman says the moves were given the okay by the health system's independent governing board.

Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin said he will introduce a measure to revoke those raises.

To get more information or find out how to protest tax raises, go to www.cookcountyassessor.com . 



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