01/16/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Over 8,000 To Get Cook County Tax Refunds

Some 8,500 owners of homes and other property across Cook County are owed about $9.8 million in refunds from overpayments caused by changes in assessment levels of their property, Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas said today.

Notices to property owners identified as qualified for the refunds will be mailed this month, Pappas said in a news release.

"If they file for refunds, these owners could receive a check that would provide some relief for holiday budgets," Pappas said.

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