Joseph Berrios, Candidate for Cook County Assessor: Under the Microscope
THE INSIDER: With a background as a Democratic Party boss, a lobbyist, and a powerful commissioner of a property tax appeals board, Joseph Berrios now wants to be Cook County assessor, a role that will give him even more sway in picking winners and losers among local taxpayers. Chicago magazine’s political editor—working with the Better Government Association—argues that Berrios shines as a vivid example of the clout-infested politics for which Illinois is famous
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Berrios celebrates in 2007 with Robert Martwick Sr. (right) after party leader select Berrios to lead Cook County’s Democratic Party. Martwick, the secretary of the party in Cook County, is also a tax appeals attorney who appears before the Board of Review.
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