What happens whe you dont pay your property taxes in Cook County Illinois?

Asked by Drunkoffjuic, Cook County, IL Thu May 13, 2010

A family member is not paying porperty taxes on their house for the past year and a half. There is no mortgage on said house. What can happen to the house if they dont pay these taxes?

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Fri May 14, 2010
Your taxes will be auctioned off to an investor. You will have two years to redeem them by repaying the investor the amount of the taxes plus interest. If you do not pay your taxes next year they will likely pay those as well. At the end of the two year period if they have not been repaid they can force a tax sale and basically purchase your home for the amount of the taxes.
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