Scavenger Sale Registration Opens, Pappas Announces


For Properties with Two Years of Unpaid Taxes since 1987

CHICAGO, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Registration continues through December 13 for participation in the 2007 Scavenger Sale of properties with two years of unpaid taxes dating back 20 years, Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas said today.

The Sale begins December 20, 2007, and ends January 7, 2008.

The 2007 Sale will auction the unpaid taxes on properties delinquent for any two years from tax years 1987 through 2005. Tax buyers may seek deed to properties if owners do not repay in a timely manner.

Registration begins with payment of $100 by cash, certified or cashier’s check or money order in Room 112 of the Treasurer’s Office in the Cook County Building, 118 N. Clark Street, Chicago. A list of delinquent properties is available for $250 on paper or CD format.

The Sale will be held at the Cook County Juvenile Justice Center, 1100 S. Hamilton Ave., Chicago, in the Lower Level Auditorium. The Sale will go from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., offering properties from designated townships for each of five business days:

— December 20, 2007 – Barrington, Berwyn, Bloom, Bremen.

— December 21, 2007 – Bremen, Calumet, Cicero, Elk Grove, Evanston, Hanover, Lemont, Leyden, Lyons, Maine, New Trier, Niles, Northfield, Norwood Park, Oak Park, Orland, Palatine, Palos, Proviso.

— January 3, 2008 – Proviso, Rich, River Forest, Riverside, Schaumburg, Stickney, Thornton.

— January 4, 2008 – Thornton, Wheeling, Worth.

— January 7, 2008 – Hyde Park, Jefferson, Lake, Lake View, North Chicago, Rogers Park, South Chicago, West Chicago.

Lists of the properties have been published in Chicago and community newspapers. Pappas advised owners who wish to pay back taxes to contact the office of the Cook County Clerk. For further information, visit

SOURCE Cook County Treasurer’s Office

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