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Which South Suburb municipalities have the most homes with delinquent property taxes?

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By Local Labs News Service | Aug 10, 2019

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As of May 21, 7,309 residential properties in the South Suburbs were delinquent on their 2017 property taxes, according to a South Cook News analysis of data made available on the Cook County Treasurer website.

If a property owner fails to pay taxes in Illinois, he or she can eventually lose ownership of the property.

The following table ranks municipalities in the South Suburbs by the percentage of delinquent properties.

Rank
Municipality
Total Delinquent Properties
Median Amount Owed
1
Harvey
2463
$8,575
2
Calumet City
510
$5,481
3
Riverdale
465
$6,381
4
Chicago Heights
431
$5,023
5
Dolton
385
$3,865
6
Markham
331
$3,099
7
Park Forest
241
$5,231
8
Ford Heights
196
$2,731
9
Hazel Crest
196
$2,665
10
Robbins
182
$1,395
11
Sauk Village
176
$2,388
12
Lansing
114
$3,281
13
Blue Island
113
$2,451
14
Country Club Hills
109
$5,027
15
South Holland
101
$3,716
16
Oak Lawn
92
$3,117
17
Phoenix
84
$1,766
18
Matteson
62
$7,556
19
Dixmoor
61
$1,652
20
Calumet Park
59
$3,536
21
Evergreen Park
52
$2,712
22
Glenwood
49
$2,772
23
Burnham
48
$3,831
24
Homewood
48
$3,779
25
Richton Park
46
$3,747
26
Alsip
46
$3,044
27
Orland Park
45
$5,961
28
Steger
42
$1,888
29
Palos Hills
40
$5,265
30
Tinley Park
38
$5,605
31
Burbank
38
$3,449
32
Midlothian
33
$1,695
33
Flossmoor
32
$6,697
34
Summit
30
$4,420
35
Oak Forest
27
$2,442
36
Crestwood
25
$1,240
37
Olympia Fields
24
$8,426
38
South Chicago
24
$1,713
39
Posen
22
$2,838
40
Justice
20
$2,774
41
Worth
19
$3,685
42
Thornton
18
$4,371
43
Bridgeview
18
$6,909
44
Chicago Ridge
17
$2,654
45
Lynwood
17
$2,923
46
Hickory Hills
15
$3,807
47
Willow Springs
14
$8,313
48
Lemont
14
$4,384
49
Stickney
13
$1,592
50
Palos Park
12
$9,046
51
Countryside
11
$3,059
52
East Hazel Crest
11
$5,531
53
Palos Heights
8
$7,196
54
Hometown
7
$1,533
55
Indian Head Park
5
$3,138
56
Orland Hills
4
$2,332
57
Merrionette Park
4
$1,046
58
Bedford Park
2
$1,798

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