Assessor

Cemetery

2 Investigators: In Cook County, The Dead Get Tax Exemptions

The assessor’s office is chasing down living property owners who are wrongly claiming breaks on property taxes by using identities of the deceased. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

11/07/2014

This home in Cook County was wrongly listed as "vacant," which underestimated its value for property taxes. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Some Properties Still Mislabeled As ‘Vacant’ On Tax Rolls

CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports on problems that persist within the Cook County Assessor’s Office.

08/01/2013

U.S.currency. (credit: BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images)

Legislation To Go After Property Tax Cheats Stalls In Springfield

The legislature’s failure to pass reform legislation this week means every property owner will continue to pay for it. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

06/01/2012

Joseph Berrios

Berrios: Seniors May Be Missing Out On Property Tax Savings

Cook County seniors who own homes are advised to read their property tax bills carefully, because officials say homeowners could be missing an extra chance to save serious money.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2011

Photo Of A Cook County Property Tax Bill. (Helen Marshall/WBBM Photo)

2 Investigators: Property Tax Discrepancies

Your property taxes are due this week. But some some owners are paying less than they should be and that means you could be paying more. 2 Investigator Pam Zekman first reported on these tax errors last year and the assessor’s office was supposed to correct them. So what happened?

CBS 2–03/30/2011

Property Tax Protest

Angry Homeowners Protest Latest Property Tax Bills

Dozens of people are showing up at tax offices across Cook County to protest their latest property tax bills. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

CBS 2–11/15/2010