Cook County property taxes due Monday

October 31, 2008 3:54:30 PM PDT
Cook County property owners have only a few days left to pay their taxes without penalty. Second installment property taxes are due Monday by midnight.

The Cook County treasurer says, as of today, about 476,000 people still have not paid their bill. That adds up to $1.8 billion in unpaid taxes.

To avoid a 1.5 percent late penalty, bills can be paid at the Cook County Treasurer's Office or online at and at many Chase bank locations.

Taxpayers can also mail payments, but it has to be postmarked on or before Monday, November 3.