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World politicians to visit Chicago for property tax summit

By Samantha Chatman
Friday, May 20, 2022

CHICAGO (WLS) — Politicians from more than a dozen countries will be visiting Chicago next week to see how Cook County manages its property taxes.

Visitors from Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay will be in town for a two-day property tax and innovation summit.

Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas visited Dominican Republic last year and gave a presentation on the county’s tax system and the success of her phone bank in partnership with ABC 7.

She said attendees were impressed and “wanted to see her advanced financial system for themselves.”

They will dive into the mechanics of Cook County property taxes, attend seminars on property valuation, tax levying and transparency.

The conference starts Tuesday, May 24. The summit is a joint effort by Pappas and the Organization of American States.

Cook County Tax Sale Concluded

Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas has concluded the annual sale of delinquent property taxes which occurred from May 12 – 18, 2022. This Tax Sale was for delinquent property taxes from Tax Year 2019, which was due in two installments in 2020.

Approximately $175.6 million in unpaid 2019 property taxes were overdue on 37,176 properties in Cook County. The properties include homes, businesses and vacant land throughout Chicago (17,709 properties) and Cook County suburbs (19,467 properties). Less than $1,000 was owed on 19,350 properties.

Cook County Candidate Forum

Candidate Forum
May 19, 2022 at noon
The Women’s Property Tax Association has invited the candidates for the Cook County Assessor and the Cook County Board of Review primary races to participate in a virtual forum.
This is your opportunity to hear the candidates address practitioners in the property tax field as they answer questions prepared by viewers. All participants are welcome.
Please send all questions for the candidates to mailbox@wptaillinois.com no later than May 17, 2022 at noon. Please identify which questions are intended for particular candidates.

Affordable Housing

This presentation is so overdue! #propertytax

Liz Butler
Liz Butler(She/Her) • 1stReal Estate & Land Use Attorney | AICP Certified | Chicago Lawyer 40 Under Forty6 hours ago

I’m looking forward to a great conversation this Friday with Mary Kathleen Fitzgerald of Fitzgerald Law Group, P.C. about the game changing property tax incentive program for affordable housing.

Thank you to the Realty Club of Chicago for inviting us to present!

#affordablehousing #propertytaxes #incentives #multifamilyrealestate#commercialrealestatedevelopment #landuse

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Mary Kathleen Fitzgerald
Mary Kathleen Fitzgerald• 1stAttorney at Fitzgerald Law Group, P.C.2 hours ago

I’m looking forward to tackling the new affordable housing incentives with Liz Butler on Friday. There has been a lot of mystery related to how the incentives will be implemented and even what they mean, but we’ve been following it very closely. Thanks to the Realty Club of Chicago for keeping up-to-date with new programs for your members!

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