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Joe Berrios

Joe Berrios
Joseph Berrios is the Cook County Assessor. He was elected on Nov. 2, 2010.
Joseph Berrios is the Cook County Assessor. He was elected on Nov. 2, 2010. « Show less

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  • Preckwinkle tries to make Berrios nepotism fine stick

    Preckwinkle tries to make Berrios nepotism fine stick
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will try once again to make a punishment stick against Assessor Joe Berrios for hiring two relatives after a judge last week tossed out $10,000 in fines the Board of Ethics had tried to impose for violating...
  • Where has justice gone?

    Where has justice gone?
    Who says there's no justice in the world? Not Chicago police Detective Dante Servin. He was in his car and off-duty on the night of March 21, 2012, when he got into an oral altercation with a group of people in a West Side alley. Servin fired five shots...
  • Judge says Berrios doesn't have to pay $10,000 ethics fine

    Judge says Berrios doesn't have to pay $10,000 ethics fine
    Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios doesn't have to pay $10,000 in fines leveled against him for hiring his relatives shortly after taking office, a judge has ruled. Berrios has been fighting payment of the fine since the county Board of Ethics in 2012...
  • Emanuel critic fends off foe; mayor to keep iron grip on council

    Emanuel critic fends off foe; mayor to keep iron grip on council
    A fierce critic of Mayor Rahm Emanuel fended off an opponent backed by pro-Emanuel political groups Tuesday in one of the most expensive and high-profile races among 18 City Council runoff contests. Six other aldermen who have been strong backers of...
  • Cops, firefighters, political aides seek Chicago City Council seats

    Cops, firefighters, political aides seek Chicago City Council seats
    Ten government workers, including three police officers, seek seats on Chicago City Council. Ten government workers who are accustomed to taking orders from aldermen and top administrators hope to start delivering a few directives of their own after...
  • John Kass: Are political winds of change blowing in Chicago?

    The oligarchs who run Chicago don't want to consider the unthinkable -- at least not publicly. Yet as the campaign for mayor of Chicago between Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia and Mayor Rahm Emanuel enters its final week, some oligarchs...
  • Old-school aldermen try to hold on in runoffs

    Old-school aldermen try to hold on in runoffs
    Chicago's ward politics have long been synonymous with the city's vaunted Democratic Party apparatus, even as the federal courts have dismantled the patronage job system in recent years. Now several aldermanic races feature candidates hoping to weaken the...
  • Are political winds of change blowing in Chicago?

    Are political winds of change blowing in Chicago?
    The oligarchs who run Chicago don't want to consider the unthinkable — at least not publicly. Yet as the campaign for mayor of Chicago between Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia and Mayor Rahm Emanuel enters its final week, some...
  • Tribune endorsements in runoff races for the City Council

    Tribune endorsements in runoff races for the City Council
    The mayor's race isn't all that's at stake on April 7. Voters in 18 wards will choose an alderman because no candidate in the Feb. 24 round received at least 50 percent of the vote. Though Chicago has held runoffs for alderman for many years, this...
  • Rahm Emanuel not the only loser on election night

    Rahm Emanuel not the only loser on election night
    There were plenty of winners and losers in this week's Chicago city elections, and you can always follow the losers by the echoes of their shrieks through the alleys. And there are famous names of Chicago Democratic politics among them, names like...
  • Norridge Village Board briefs: State cash coming for road construction

    The following items were discussed and/or action was taken at the Norridge Village Board meeting on Feb. 11. Norridge secures state funds for future construction project A project to make over a stretch of Pittsburgh Avenue that could happen later...