Homeowners Exemption

Better Government Association logo. (Credit: BGA)

BGA: Cook County Treasurer Received Improper Property Tax Exemptions

She’s the Cook County Treasurer – the woman responsible for collecting property taxes, but now the Better Government Association has found the county did not collect thousands of dollars it should have gotten from Maria Pappas and her husband years ago.

CBS 2–10/17/2012

Northlake Mayor Jeffrey Sherwin (Credit: Triton College website)

Northlake Mayor Got Tax Breaks He Didn’t Deserve

There are millions of dollars in homeowners exemptions given to Illinois property owners — tax breaks that some don’t deserve. That means everyone else is paying more than their fair share of taxes.

CBS 2–09/14/2011

Dominic Santoro became flustered when asked why he has been claiming multiple homeowner exemptions. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Some Property Owners Claiming More Than 1 Home For Tax Breaks

A property owner can get a tax break by claiming a homeowners exemption for their main residence. But why are some people claiming more than one? 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports.

CBS 2–06/09/2011