Joe Berrios

Joseph Berrios

Time Running Out For Cook County Property Tax Amnesty

Time is running out for homeowners who received improper property tax deductions to qualify for amnesty.



Two Former Cook County Employees Convicted In Bribery Case

Two Cook County employees who took bribes to lower property tax bills were convicted on all four counts connected to the scam Monday morning.


Joseph Berrios

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—-.”


Joseph Berrios

Cook County’s Top Watchdog Suing Berrios For Ignoring Subpoena

Cook 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.


Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios. (Credit: Cook County Assessor’s Office)

Preckwinkle Steps Up Hiring Ethics Fight Against Assessor, Joe Berrios

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is taking aim at the hiring practices of Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios.


Joseph Berrios (left), Forrest Claypool (Candidate Photos)

Race For Obscure Post Tests Chicago-Style Politics

By DON BABWIN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Far down the ballot for Tuesday’s election in Cook County — way past the candidates running for Barack Obama’s old Senate seat and the governor’s job once […]


Joseph Berrios (left), Forrest Claypool (Candidate Photos)

Claypool Accuses Berrios Of Pay-To-Play In Assessor Race

Pay-to-play is a new charge being leveled in the increasingly nasty race for Cook County Assessor.