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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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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......
  • Cook County homeowners can now appeal assessments online

    Cook County homeowners can now appeal assessments online
    Starting today, Cook County homeowners are able to file online appeals of their property tax assessments. Property owners previously had to file paperwork in person to appeal tax assessments. They can now access the free online filing system at www....
  • State's Attorney Alvarez endorsed despite African-American complaints

    State's Attorney Alvarez endorsed despite African-American complaints
    Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez won the expected endorsement of Democratic slatemakers Thursday despite complaints from some African-American ward leaders about what they said was her failure to reach out to the black community. The...
  • Improper property tax break costs millions

    Improper property tax break costs millions
    One of the most popular ways to lower property tax bills is also one of the most misused — benefiting thousands of people ranging from mayors to landlords and snowbirds. The homestead exemption is supposed to lower taxes only for a taxpayer's...
  • Cook County property tax bills to come out on time

    Cook County property tax bills to come out on time
    Owners of homes and businesses in Cook County can expect a mid-summer surprise: the second installment of property tax bills are expected to hit mail boxes in early July for the first time in decades. If the bills get to the post office by July 1, it...