Jackson and Pappas set up Outreach at Rainbow PUSH Coalition Headquarters

The Cook County Treasurer’s Office staff will be at Rainbow PUSH Coalition headquarters every day to assist homeowners with their property tax problems until the Annual Tax Sale that starts May 3, 2019, Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas said today.

“By teaming up with Rainbow PUSH, we will reach many homeowners, particularly senior citizens, who might not otherwise know that their homes are on the Tax Sale list,” Pappas said. “I am grateful to Rainbow PUSH’s leaders, the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. and the Rev. Janette Wilson, Esq., for this opportunity to be of service.”

Staff from the Treasurer’s Office will be at Rainbow PUSH, 930 E. 50th St., Chicago, Monday through Friday, from noon to 5 p.m., Pappas said. On Saturdays, the hours will be 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm.

Employees with laptops will help homeowners:

  • Apply for $43 million in missing senior citizen property tax exemptions
  • Search for $86 million in available refunds
  • Find out if their homes are on the Tax Sale List for May 3

If you are a senior citizen, you should bring your driver’s license or state ID, Pappas said. If you are a senior citizen and your income is $65,000 or less, you should bring your income tax return, she added.