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$8.3 million in property tax overpayments to be refunded

Jan 02, 2019 - Chicago Tribune

In the coming weeks, thousands of Cook County homeowners are set to get a few hundred dollars back in property taxes they overpaid to the county, Treasurer Maria Pappas said.

The Cook County treasurer's office is sending nearly 30,000 homeowners refunds totaling $8.3 million -- the average is $280 -- without requiring an application, her office said.

Pappas said her office has spent much more of its budget toward increased technology that can instantly determine if people have overpa...