Cook County Assessor

Berrios Says Bribery Case Trial Testimony Is 'A Total Lie'Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios had one word Wednesday to describe testimony linking him to allegedly corrupt property tax adjustment deals in a federal bribery trial: “Bull----.”
Cook County’s Top Watchdog Suing Berrios For Ignoring SubpoenaCook County Inspector General Patrick Blanchard says Joe Berrios has been dodging a subpoena for nearly a year. Now Blanchard is taking the Cook County Assessor to court.
Report: Ethics Board Fines Assessor Berrios, Tells Him To Fire Son And SisterCook County Assessor Joeseph Berrios is rejecting accusations about alleged nepotism in his office.
Opponent Attacks Berrios In Mock Newspaper ValentineThere wasn’t a whole lot of love to be found in a newspaper Valentine addressed Tuesday to Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios.
Property Tax Bills Anger Cook County HomeownersIt's sticker shock in the mail. Tax bills went out to Cook County homeowners this week and the big jump in the amount due to many homeowners has some wondering if they can keep their house.
Senior Homeowners Must Reapply For Tax BreaksThe Cook County Assessor’s office is mailing out notices to over 300,000 elderly homeowners.
Cook County Assessor Laying Off 53 WorkersCook County Assessor Joseph Berrios is laying off 53 workers to comply with County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's request to slash his budget by 16 percent this year.
Berrios Accused Of Breaking Patronage RulesThe recently-elected new Cook County assessor is being accused of breaking the rules on patronage hiring.
Berrios Under Fire For Putting Relatives On County PayrollIn his first week in office, Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios already was taking heat from critics after putting his son and his sister on the public payroll at his office.
Berrios Puts 2 Family Members On PayrollIn his first days as Cook County Assessor, Joe Berrios is already putting his family members on the payroll.
Berrios' Victory Ends Nasty ContestDemocrat Joseph Berrios’ victory Tuesday night ended an unusually nasty race for county assessor, against a longtime fellow Democrat who was running as an independent.
Race For Obscure Post Tests Chicago-Style Politics