Maywood, Bellwood Losing Millions of Dollars in Unpaid Property Taxes | Vacant Lots for Sale

Sunday, February 5, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 9:01 a.m. This Sunday, the Chicago Sun-Times published a partial list of the more than 66,000 properties in Cook County with unpaid property taxes. According to a Feb. 3 article published on the Sun-Times’ website, the listing is released in “preparation for an April auction that allows investors to buy unpaid property taxes from delinquent property … Continue reading Maywood, Bellwood Losing Millions of Dollars in Unpaid Property Taxes | Vacant Lots for Sale

Counting Our Successes: How Land Banking Can Help Solve Our Vacant Property Crisis

By Blake Sercye One…two…three…four…When driving through the First District it seems like you can count more foreclosed properties on many blocks than inhabited ones. Unfortunately, vacant lots and abandoned buildings have become mainstays in communities throughout our county. According to the most recent census 199,778 housing units, about 9% of all units, in Cook County are vacant. A vacant property not only affects neighboring homes … Continue reading Counting Our Successes: How Land Banking Can Help Solve Our Vacant Property Crisis