Not all tax sales are created equal.  In its recent opinion in In re Lamont, No. 13-1187, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 287 (7th Cir. Jan. 7, 2014), the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a purchaser of property sold at auction for unpaid Illinois real estate taxes could not obtain a tax deed following expiration of the redemption period because the owner filed for chapter 13 protection.  Click here to read more.