Rahm Emanuel Behind on Property Taxes

June 3, 2010

According to WBBM Newsradio 780 in Chicago, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel was behind on paying his property taxes. As Steve Miller reports:

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel was three months behind on his property tax payments until Newsradio 780 brought it to his attention. SEE THE TAX BILL FROM TREASURER’S WEBSITE

Rahm Emanuel and his wife accumulated a $445.56 penalty for the payment delay on their four-bedroom Ravenswood home. On March 2, when property taxes were due, Emanuel owed about $7400.

The White House responded to Newsradio 780’s inquiry and issued this statement, “Rahm Emanuel has owned his home in Chicago for 11 years and has always paid his obligations promptly. He never received this particular bill, but today, the moment it was brought to his attention, he paid it in-full immediately.”

Governor Pat Quinn, by the way, is up to date on his property taxes.

And Rahm Emanuel’s boss – the President of the United States? Also up to date.

The treasurer’s office says not quite 13.5 percent of homeowners in Cook County are delinquent on their taxes – up only slightly from previous years.

Ah, using the old “I never got the bill” excuse. Slightly better than the grade school approach of, “the dog ate it.”

I hope he’s not responsible for the White House electric bill…

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