Some Cook County taxpayers hit with sticker shock on property tax deadline day

CHICAGO (WLS) — Thursday is an important deadline for homeowners in Cook County as property taxes are due. Residents can look up their tax bill on the treasurer’s website,, by using their address or 14-digit property index number. Property owners can pay in-person at the treasurer’s office, on the website or at a Chase or community bank. “You still can beat the deadline

Property taxes stunt Chicago’s house price growth

When Melissa Dwarneke and her husband decided to sell their five-bedroom house in Chicago last year and rent instead, the plan was to rethink their asset portfolio, take a pause and see where the market was heading. But Dwarneke, who works for a global consulting company, says that one big reason for scaling down was property tax, which had risen on their historic home