Turns out the Internal Revenue Service has put a lien on the home of Stroger and his wife, Jeanine, in an effort to pay off nearly $12,000 in unpaid incomes taxes, dating back to 2007.
"It's a bill that him and his wife have made arrangements with the IRS on," Stroger spokesman Gene Mullins told the Sun-Times. "They made arrangements with them, and they're paying it off right now. They worked out a payment plan with the IRS."
The latest blow to Stroger comes as he fights off critcism for his veto of a tax increase repeal passed by commissioners. He said the repeal of a 1 percentage point sales tax increase would create a $245 million budget deficit.
That's a lot more than his $12,000 back tax bill.