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.
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.
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.