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Maria Pappas

Better Government Association logo. (Credit: BGA)

BGA, 2 Investigators: County Treasurer Holds Wedding In Her Office During Business Hours

Is she a wedding planner now? We’re talking about Cook County treasurer Maria Pappas.

05/30/2013

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: New Property Tax Bills A Fascinating Read

Have you seen an envelope from the government of Cook County in the mail today, with news inside about how our tax dollars are being spent?

CBS 2–01/29/2013

Cook County government seal (CBS)

Cook County Tax Bills To Offer Unflattering Look At Local Government Finances

Treasurer Maria Pappas has outed the towns, school districts and other taxing bodies with balance sheets that will make you cringe. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

01/24/2013

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

Property Tax Payment

Time Running Out For Paying 2010 Property Taxes

Property owners who still haven’t paid their 2010 taxes are receiving one last chance to make good on their bills.

WBBM Newsradio–07/26/2012

Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas

County Treasurer Works To Recover Money Overpaid To South Suburb

Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas says the State’s Attorney is working to recover almost $7 million her office overpaid to the City of Country Club Hills and has yet to get back.

WBBM Newsradio–05/02/2012

Property Taxes

Study: Tax Levies In Cook County Rose 48 Percent In 10 Years

A new study shows how far and how fast taxes have been going up in various municipalities in Cook County.

CBS Chicago–03/12/2012

Photo Of $20 And $10 Bills. (AP Photo)

Cook County Property Tax Installment Tentatively Due In November

The second installment of Cook County property taxes is tentatively due in the first week of November, Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas announced this week.

CBS Chicago–08/26/2011

Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas

Cook County Taxpayers May Be On Hook For $108 Billion In Debt

A report from Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas claims taxpayers countywide are on the hook for more than $108 billion in debt accrued by various government agencies.

WBBM Newsradio–06/22/2011

Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas

County Treasurer Sits At $23,000 Office Set, Hired $95,000 Party Planners

In its third report on questionable spending, CBS 2 and the Better Government Association shine a light on how your taxpayer dollars are being spent by Maria Pappas’ administration.

02/03/2011

Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas

Treasurer Cuts ‘Party Planners’ In Wake Of Investigative Report

Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas is making some big changes after the 2 Investigators and the Better Government Association raised questions about the high salaries paid to her driver, her cleaning lady and now her party planners.

01/21/2011

Walter Jacobson

Walter: Padded Payrolls All Too Common

CBS 2′s Walter Jacobson hopes there are more investigative reports into questionable job assignments in county government, following Pam Zekman’s story on the treasurer’s personal driver.

01/13/2011

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle (left); Treasurer Maria Pappas (CBS)

Preckwinkle Wants Audit Of County Jobs Following Report On Pappas

The 2 Investigators reported earlier this week that Treasurer Maria Pappas has what appears to be personal servants on the public payroll.

01/13/2011

2 Investigators/BGA

Is Treasurer Maria Pappas Wasting Your Tax Dollars?

She has a driver who makes $94,000 a year and a cleaning lady making $57,000 a year. Is Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas wasting tax dollars?

CBS 2–01/12/2011

Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas

County Treasurer: Reveal Pension Fund Shortfalls

Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas is pushing the County Board to pass an ordinance requiring all local taxing districts to reveal their pension fund shortfalls.

WBBM Newsradio–01/04/2011

Sen. Hendon and Ald. Burke at Columbus Day Parade

Potential Mayoral Candidates Attend Columbus Day Parade

No fewer than six possible candidates for mayor attended the Columbus Day Parade on Monday. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

CBS 2–10/11/2010