Cook County Treasurer's Office - 3/23/2020
While coronavirus developments unfold by the minute and consume the attention of elected officials, legislation is piling up in Springfield with no easy answer on how to address it, according to an editorial in the Chicago Tribune.
Still unresolved for taxpayers: property tax relief, which Gov. J.B. Pritzker and other Democrats promised as part of their push for a graduated income tax.
In one attempt at relief, Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas recently called on lawmakers to pass legislation that would stretch to 13 months the amount of time given property owners to pay their overdue taxes.
The coronavirus pandemic should prompt elected officials to move swiftly on Pappas' bill - or to do what they can without legislation to give property owners more time to meet this obligation.
Read the editorial.