Preckwinkle, Berrios Agree On Third-Party Review Of County's Property Tax SystemThe Cook County Board has a hearing planned next week on the County’s Property Tax system as the County Board President considers an outside review.
Commissioner Garcia Seeks To Limit Campaign Contributions To AssessorGarcia wants to ban donations to Assessor candidates from attorneys, law firms, and business groups that appeal property tax assessments.
2 Investigators: Tax Attorneys Contribute Millions To Berrios Campaign FundsIt's not illegal, but it's unseemly, says one political observer. CBS 2's Brad Edwards reports.
Commissioner Proposes Free Homes For City Workers In High Crime AreasA Cook County Commissioner has introduced a property tax initiative designed to bring more key city personnel into higher-crime neighborhoods.
2 Investigators: In Cook County, The Dead Get Tax ExemptionsThe 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.
2 Investigators: Assessor Going After Tax Cheats Under New LawIt 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.
Preckwinkle: Board Had 'No Choice' But To Approve Settlement For Fired EmployeesThe 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
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.
Legislation To Go After Property Tax Cheats Stalls In SpringfieldThe 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.
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.
Berrios: Seniors May Be Missing Out On Property Tax Savings 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.
2 Investigators: Some Property Owners Claiming More Than 1 Home For Tax BreaksA 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.
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.