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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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  • 2 Board of Review analysts sentenced to prison for bribery

    A federal judge Wednesday sentenced two half-brothers to prison for taking bribes to fix property tax assessments in Cook County, calling low-level public corruption such as theirs a scourge that damages democratic society. U.S. District Judge John...
  • Uneasy is the hothead that wears the crown

     Uneasy is the hothead that wears the crown
    On his third anniversary as king of Chicago, who would Mayor Rahm Emanuel choose as his opponent in the upcoming mayoral election? He'd want someone easy, some punchy Democratic regular white-ethnic, a guy with baggage, who wouldn't push too hard and...
  • Emanuel gets new chief spokeswoman

    Emanuel gets new chief spokeswoman
    There’s a changing of the guard in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s communications office, with chief spokeswoman Sarah Hamilton being replaced by Kelley Quinn, who moves over from a similar job in the city Finance Department. “I’m going...
  • Headed out soon to register my disgust

     
    "Shameless machine hack" Will Caskey, a state Rep. Toni Berrios supporter who works for Cook County Party Chairman Joe Berrios, explains to all the naifs why we voters in her district have seen so much toxic crap from candidates like......
  • Quinn pulls end run on lawmakers to save top aides' jobs

    Quinn pulls end run on lawmakers to save top aides' jobs
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn pulled an end run on state lawmakers to salvage the jobs of two Cabinet members and dodge a short-term showdown with African-American and Latino lawmakers whose support he needs to win re-election this fall. The...
  • Cook County Board approves $529,000 for patronage case

    Cook County Board approves $529,000 for patronage case
    The Cook County Board today approved a payout of more than $500,000 to nearly a dozen people that a federal court monitor determined were fired for unlawful political reasons by Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios after he took office in late 2010....
  • Berrios political firings to cost taxpayers more than $500,000

    Berrios political firings to cost taxpayers more than $500,000
    Cook County taxpayers are expected to end up shelling out more than $500,000 to nearly a dozen people Assessor Joseph Berrios fired for unlawful political reasons after his election in 2010. The payments, which county commissioners will consider...
  • 2 guilty of taking bribes to fix property assessments

    2 guilty of taking bribes to fix property assessments
    A federal jury today convicted two half-brothers on federal fraud charges for taking bribes to fix property tax assessments in Cook County. Thomas Hawkins, 49, and John Racasi, 52, worked as analysts for the Board of Review when they were secretly...
  • Preckwinkle replaces ethics board chief

    Preckwinkle replaces ethics board chief
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Tuesday named a new county ethics chief to replace the one she dumped during an investigation into Assessor Joseph Berrios, a political ally. Ranjit Hakim, an attorney at Mayer Brown who has represented...
  • Cook County Democrats endorse Quinn over Daley

    Cook County Democrats endorse Quinn over Daley
    Cook County’s top Democrats overwhelmingly endorsed incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn for re-election Friday in a repudiation of the primary challenge offered by an absent Bill Daley, the son and brother of two former mayors. Party leaders in the state&...
  • Run, Jesse Jr., run!

     
    From Sunday's print column It will be an affront to democracy, a vile insult to the voters in Illinois’ 2nd U.S. congressional district if ailing U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. drops his bid for re-election and retires from politics before......