The LaSalle County Treasurer’s Office is preparing to send certified letters to late property tax payers to warn them about what’s to come. If taxes are paid by next Thursday, you can avoid getting the letter. The letters will go in the mail next Friday. And if the taxes aren’t paid by Friday, February 5, you can expect to find your name published in the area’s newspapers in the lists of people who haven’t paid. Eventually, if taxes go unpaid long enough, someone else could end up owning the property.