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Doubek: Who's assessing the assessor? Voters are, on their own.


By LGIS News Service | Jan 23, 2018

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We’re just a couple months from the March 20th primary when Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios will face two Democratic challengers, Fritz Kaegi and Andrea Raila.

Berrios, who also is the Cook County Democratic Party chairman, has been under the microscope since last June when the Chicago Tribune and Pro Publica Illinois published a four-part series that concluded Berrios oversaw a flawed property tax system that undervalued homes and businesses owned by wealthier people and overvalued homes and businesses owned by poorer people and those in predominantly minority neighborhoods.

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