Sorry it took so long... It's the least I could do for all of my CLSBers on Christmas! Ok.
The Cook County Assessor's Office
Scroll your mouse over the tag that says "Online Tools"
Select "Residental Property Search" from the drop down menu
Click the link that say "Click Here to Begin Search"
Scroll down to where it says-
Search by Address:
Type in the house numbers from lowest to higest (that you are searching)
Type in the street name
Type in the city
Then click the button Search by Address
This will give you addresses with pin numbers. You can view pictures of the properties in question to verify that you are looking at the correct house.
Now take the pin number...
Click on the link "Property Identification Number (PIN) Search"
Type in the pin number, click the search button at the bottom.
Then there you have it. It should give you a list of records related to the mortgage of the property you searched using the pin number.
If you go to the links under Document No. it will give you detailed information (such as the amounts of the mortgage) and that should get whomever is searching this information going in the right direction.
Oh being that I'm a real estate investor (a novice investor) if you guys know of someone in your area who is in Lis Pendens (defaulted on their mortgage payment) shoot me a PM and I will check it out
Hey if I make some cash you make some cash (yes it's a shameless plug)