Cook County Treasurer's Office - 6/8/2020
Better Government Association
Most years, taxpayers who miss the August deadline were penalized late fees. But this year taxpayers will have through Oct. 1 to pay the bills, a move made by the Cook County Board to ease the financial hardships many residents are facing during the coronavirus pandemic, the Better Government Association reports.
Although taxpayers will have two extra months to pay, the second installment due date remains Aug. 3. That means Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas' office still must print, prepare and mail bills on the same time schedule as every other year and her staff must do so amid a global pandemic.
"If I had a statute that said that I could do this, I would just tell everybody your bills are on the internet," said Pappas, who suggested in April that the county board approve the financial assistance measure.
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