Fall property tax bills to be sent out in Oct.

September 16, 2011 6:31:22 AM PDT
Cook County Treasure Maria Papas says the second installment of property tax bills will not be sent out until the first week of October.

In all, $1.7 million bills will go out and property owners will need to pay up by the first week of November. Illinois law requires the fall tax bills to be paid by August 1, but that hasn't been done since 1978.

Officials blame the delay on the lengthy process of calculating the bill and reassessing property value.