COOK COUNTY (December 14, 2017)-Following is a statement from progressive Democrat Fritz Kaegi, candidate for Cook County Assessor, in response to the news that community and civil rights organizations have filed suit against embattled incumbent Assessor Joe Berrios alleging racial discrimination:

“The lawsuit filed today amplifies the many voices who see the tragic and unjust consequences of Joe Berrios’ shameful practices as Assessor. This lawsuit, filed by neighborhood and civil rights organizations, is yet another sign that Joe Berrios cannot be trusted to be our Assessor. The harmful effects are disproportionately felt in lower income neighborhoods and communities of color, and it is urgently necessary to fix this broken system. Joe Berrios and his cronies should not play politics with our homes–our most treasured and important investments.”


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