Cook County Second Installment Tax Bills Arrived on Time!

I haven’t seen any pigs flying yet.  And it was 102 degrees when I arrived at work this morning, so I’m guessing hell has not frozen over either.  BUT the unimaginable HAS happened, at least in the world of real estate.  Cook County second installment tax bills arrived in the mail on Monday, July 2, 2012.  Back in April, there was a rumor this might happen — that our tax bills might arrive on time for the first time in over 40 years.

And now it has happened.  The tax bills have arrived, and are due, as per statute, on August 1, 2012.  The statutory deadline for second installment taxes has been ignored for years in Cook County, because the bills are never out by the deadline.  But this year they are, so taxpayers, get out your checkbooks.

What next?  Will the Cubs win the World Series this year?