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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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  • Madigan consolidates power by holding sway in legislative races

    Madigan consolidates power by holding sway in legislative races
    Just weeks before the March Democratic primary, a campaign operative for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan walked into the headquarters of a candidate for state representative to deliver a message. "You aren't going to like me," Shaw Decremer...
  • 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...
  • Joe Berrios thinks you're an idiot

     
    This ad from Democratic Cook County Assesor candidate Joe Berrios is insulting to the voter and assumes an utter lack of knowledge about the function of the office for which he is running. Under incumbent assessor (James) Houlihan, your home......
  • 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......
  • Madigan letters offer glimpse of clout in Cook County judge selection

    Madigan letters offer glimpse of clout in Cook County judge selection
    The letters from Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan are short and to the point. "Dear Judge," begins one, written on Madigan's General Assembly stationery. "I believe that these people would be excellent members of the judiciary." Tucked into the...
  • Layoffs don't apply to Berrios's clan

    Layoffs don't apply to Berrios's clan
    Like the old MCI phone plan, Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios is using his power to create a "friends and family plan." While laying off 53 employees, Berrios is keeping his sister, his son and daughter on the payroll. And, he's adding two more, a...
  • 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...
  • Ethical conduct of head of the Cook County Ethics Board questioned

    Ethical conduct of head of the Cook County Ethics Board questioned
    A joint investigation by WGN-TV, Chicago Magazine and the Better Government Association raises ethical questions about the head of the Cook County Ethics Board. Once a month, tucked away on the 30th floor of the County building, a group of men and...
  • Property tax deals?

    Property tax deals?
    If you've fought to lower your property taxes, but failed, you're going to want to see our WGN investigation. We found that if you've got the right family connection, you have a spectacular chance to lower your property tax. You may not know his name,...
  • Madigan's kind of town

    Madigan's kind of town
    Not long after developer Anthony Rossi got City Hall approval for a much-needed zoning change in downtown Chicago, he received a surprising phone call from the speaker of the Illinois House. Michael J. Madigan wasn't calling to talk about state issues....