Winnebago County Treasurer’s office open until 7 p.m., Sept. 4

StoryImage( ‘/Images/Story//Auto-img-118841474616721.jpg’, ‘Photo by Stuart R. Wahlin’, ‘As of noon, Aug. 28, the area of Keith Creek just west of the 1100 block of Seminary Street still had not been cleared of debris, as shown in the front-page photo in our Aug. 22-28 issue. Aug. 21, Assistant City Administrator Julia Scott-Valdez stated: “If the water levels are low enough, IDOT should be cleaning the area out today. This was one of the first places we checked when we did a walk-through.” City leaders indicate, however, continued rains have hindered IDOT’s ability to move heavy equipment into the area.’);

Winnebago County Treasurer Susan Goral’s office will be open from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 4, to receive second installment payments of real estate property taxes, due on that date.

Although the treasurer’s office will be open Sept. 4 until 7 p.m., the treasurer encourages taxpayers to mail their payments on or before the Sept. 4 due date; postmarks are accepted. Or they can utilize any of the participating local banks or credit unions to pay their taxes.

Discover Card is the only credit card accepted in the Treasurer’s Office. You can also go to the Web site to pay online, by check or credit card, or you can pay by credit card by calling 1-877-455-3729 E-Pay program or 1-877-893-2869 Official Payments Corp. A convenience fee will be charged when you pay by credit card.

First installments that have not been paid will have a penalty of 4.5 percent and cannot be paid at local banks; taxpayers should call the Treasurer’s Office at (815) 319-4400 for correct amount due prior to mailing payment.

Publication of delinquent taxes will be the first week in October, and certified notices will be mailed the last week of September informing taxpayers of the tax sale to be held Oct. 22, beginning at 9 a.m.

from the Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2007, issue

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