Tax deed proceedings on real estate properties complete

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

 Mercer County, as Trustee, has completed its tax deed proceedings on real estate properties that were delinquent for 2004 and prior real estate taxes. The County will now offer for sale to the public the real estate obtained. There are approximately six items through a sealed bid auction sale. All sealed bids must be in the Mercer County Treasurer's Office located in the Mercer County Courthouse, 100 S.E. 3rd Street, Aledo, Illinois 61231 no later than the close of business on October 3, 2008.

The sale of these lots should be a major benefit to both the Taxing Districts and the neighboring property owners. This sale will place the properties into the hands of individuals who have an interest in owning them. The County hopes that these new owners will both maintain the property and keep the real estate taxes paid. By eliminating abandoned properties, the appearance of the neighborhood should improve ad the value of adjoining properties should increase.

The required minimum bid is just $390 per item. All items will be sold to the highest sealed bid received on or before Oct. 3, 2008. Complete bidder's packets and sale catalogs are now available at the Mercer County Treasurer's Office or online at

For further sale information, contact the Auction Sale Department of the Mercer County Tax Agent's Office. The telephone number is 1-800-248-2850 or 618-656-5744 or visit us at Office hours are 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Fridays.