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Congressman Bobby Rush Backs Fritz Kaegi for Assessor

CHICAGO (January 26, 2018) - Congressman Bobby Rush (D-1) endorsed progressive Democrat Fritz Kaegi for Cook County Tax Assessor on Friday, joining a growing list of Democratic Party leaders rejecting embattled incumbent Joe Berrios. "I stand here today to endorse...

STATEMENT: Berrios challenge to Kaegi petitions fails

CHICAGO (January 9, 2018) - Following is a statement from Fritz Kaegi, the progressive Democrat challenging embattled incumbent Assessor Joe Berrios, after Berrios’ challenge to Kaegi’s ballot petition signatures failed on Tuesday: “Today, as we expected, a hearing...

Berrios TV ad slanderous, full of false statements

Berrios TV ad slanderous, full of false statements COOK COUNTY (December 11, 2017)--In response to the slanderous television commercial from the embattled Berrios campaign, progressive Democrat Fritz Kaegi’s campaign manager Rebecca Reynolds issued the following...

How the Cook County Assessor Failed Taxpayers

How the Cook County Assessor Failed Taxpayers Joseph Berrios’ error-ridden commercial and industrial assessments punish property owners, benefit lawyers by Jason Grotto and Sandhya Kambhampati / PROPUBLICA December 7, 2017 AMID THE MOST TUMULTUOUS real estate market...

COMMERCIAL BREAKDOWN – A Tribune Investigation Series

COMMERCIAL BREAKDOWN Under Joseph Berrios, assessments of commercial and industrial properties defy logic, punish taxpayers and enrich lawyers By Jason Grotto and Sandhya Kambhampati A Chicago Tribune/ProPublica Illinois collaboration PUBLISHED: December 7, 2017 Amid...

How Cook County’s Democratic machine works

How Cook County’s Democratic machine works The symbiotic relationship between property-tax lawyers and elected politicians The Economist | Nov 9th 2017 | CHICAGO “WE SUE the city every year,” says a wealthy Chicagoan who lives in an elegant apartment building in Gold...

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