Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas presents her new informational brochure in Polish with community leaders

Treasurer Pappas will host an event between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, at the Polish National Alliance, 6100 N. Cicero Ave., Chicago, Illinois.

Pappas will unveil her new brochure in Polish, available at, accompanied by Piotr Semeniuk, vice-consul of Poland's Chicago consulate; Jan Kopec, president of the Alliance of Polish Clubs and Honorary Deputy Cook County Treasurer; and Frank Spula, president of the Polish Alliance Association.

Other Polish-American leaders joining Pappas are: Michael Niedzinski, president of the Polish American Congress Illinois Division; Jacek Graca, second vice president of the Polish American Congress Illinois Division; Ewa Cholewinski, national director of the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America District 7; Dr. Lucja Mirowska Kopec, director of correspondence of the Alliance of Polish Clubs; Robert Groszek, of the Amicus Poloniae Legal Clinic; and Iwona Filipiak, president of the Polish American Chamber of Commerce.

"The 27 new multi-lingual informational brochures assist homeowners to better understand the complex property tax system," Pappas said.

"What a great service to the Polish community!" Kopec said. "Maria Pappas takes complex property tax information and makes it available to a community in their own language, making it easy to understand. Kudos to Treasurer Pappas."

Treasurer's Office employees with laptops will help homeowners in Polish and English between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to:

  • Apply for $46 million in missing senior citizen property tax exemptions
  • Search for $76 million in available refunds
  • Learn what to do if their property taxes are delinquent