The Chicago Sun-Times ran an column by Dan Mihalopoulos earlier this month pretty much making fun of Republican Cook County Commissioner Sean Morrison for leading the fight against the pop tax, but not paying his property taxes on time.
No reason was offered for the overdue real estate tax bill, but there was revealing information about its amount and what Morrison paid for his 3,300 square foot Palos Park home.
The price was $715,000 in 2008.
His unpaid tax bill is $5,403.11.
So that made the effective tax hike is 0.76%.
You can calculate your effective tax rate by dividing the value of your home into your tax bill.