The assessor’s office is chasing down living property owners who are wrongly claiming breaks on property taxes by using identities of the deceased. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.
It took two years for the Assessor Joseph Berrios to get new laws he needed for this action — an effort that began after a 2 Investigators report in 2011 on one of the biggest violators. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.
The head of the Cook County Board says officials have reluctantly agreed to pay more than half a million dollars to people who were fired for apparently political reasons by Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore
Cook County Assessor Joeseph Berrios is rejecting accusations about alleged nepotism in his office.
The legislature’s failure to pass reform legislation this week means every property owner will continue to pay for it. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.
There wasn’t a whole lot of love to be found in a newspaper Valentine addressed Tuesday to Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios.
Cook County seniors who own homes are advised to read their property tax bills carefully, because officials say homeowners could be missing an extra chance to save serious money.
A property owner can get a tax break by claiming a homeowners exemption for their main residence. But why are some people claiming more than one? 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports.
The Cook County Assessor’s office is mailing out notices to over 300,000 elderly homeowners.
Cook 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.
The recently-elected new Cook County assessor is being accused of breaking the rules on patronage hiring.
In 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.
In his first days as Cook County Assessor, Joe Berrios is already putting his family members on the payroll.
Democrat Joseph Berrios’ victory Tuesday night ended an unusually nasty race for county assessor, against a longtime fellow Democrat who was running as an independent.
Democrat Joseph Berrios will be Cook County’s next assessor, defeating independent Forrest Claypool.
For one, it’s relatives on the county payroll. For the other, a failure to vote.