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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...
  • State lawmaker charged with bribery cruises to primary victory

    State lawmaker charged with bribery cruises to primary victory
    A Chicago Democratic lawmaker charged with bribery a week ago won decisively in Tuesday's primary, the first election under a newly drawn map that shook up House and Senate seats from the city to the suburbs. Even before unofficial results rolled in,...
  • Chicago energy drink ban: Much buzz, no action

    Chicago energy drink ban: Much buzz, no action
    The perceived dangers to children posed by often-sugary, much-caffeinated energy drinks resulted in much talk but no action Tuesday during a City Council committee hearing. Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, has proposed banning drinks with at least 180 milligrams...
  • 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......
  • Preckwinkle 'making a serious mistake' in not backing Tyson

     
    Rich Miller: (Cook County Board President Toni) Preckwinkle is making a serious mistake here. (Former Todd Stroger chief of staff Lance) Tyson tried to do right in that office. He took the job thinking he could help. Some folks, myself......
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Emanuel puts Claypool behind wheel of CTA

    Emanuel puts Claypool behind wheel of CTA
    Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel may have picked an outsider to run Chicago Public Schools, but he stuck with City Hall insiders to ensure the city's trains and buses run on time. New CTA President Forrest Claypool, who has known Emanuel for decades, will...
  • Goodbye, and thanks for all the years

    Goodbye, and thanks for all the years
    Mayor Richard Daley's final City Hall open house Monday took on a different tone than others he's hosted over the years, as hundreds of guests came mostly to thank him for decades of service rather than to seek the favor of Chicago's powerful chief...
  • Cook County to set performance standards

    Cook County to set performance standards
    Cook County will start using benchmarks such as wait times at hospitals and employee sick time as part of a plan to set performance standards. Quarterly reports will be released to show whether goals are met, officials said today. “This is the...
  • 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......