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Joe Berrios

Joe Berrios
Joseph Berrios is the Cook County Assessor. He was elected on Nov. 2, 2010.
Joseph Berrios is the Cook County Assessor. He was elected on Nov. 2, 2010. « Show less

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  • Cook seniors will have to reapply for property tax break this year

     
    Posted by Tribune staff at 6:16 p.m. Cook County and city officials today warned senior citizens that they now must reapply each year for the senior citizen exemption on their property taxes. The assessor’s office mailed out 300,000 applications to....
  • Cook County seniors get two more weeks to apply for property tax exemption

     
    Posted by John Byrne at 3:15 p.m. The deadline for senior citizens in Cook County to apply for a property tax exemption has been extended by two weeks because the response so far has not been strong, Assessor Joseph Berrios......
  • Illinois Senate approves change to senior property break

     
    Posted by Ray Long and Todd Wilson at 7:16 p.m. SPRINGFIELD --- Nearly 300,000 Cook County seniors no longer would be required to file every year to get a property tax break under a measure the Illinois Senate approved today.......
  • Emanuel names Claypool new CTA president

     
    Posted by Kristen Mack at 11:02 a.m.; last updated at 12:22 p.m. Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel today named City Hall veteran Forrest Claypool to take over as president of the Chicago Transit Authority and announced another Daley Administration insider, Terry...
  • Madigan's list: Letters boost candidates for Cook County judge

     
    Posted at 10:25 p.m. From today's print edition, a story on letters sent by House Speaker Michael Madigan to boost candidates for Cook County associate judge. You can read the letters here, and see a graphic explaining the process for......
  • Hundreds wait at City Hall to wish Mayor Daley well

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at 11:45 a.m. Hundreds of guests invited to Mayor Richard Daley’s final open house at City Hall waited today in a line that snaked around the corner of the first-floor lobby. Public officials, community activists, religious.......
  • Cook County homeowners can now appeal assessments online

     
    Starting today, Cook County homeowners are able to file online appeals of their property tax assessments. Starting today, Cook County homeowners are able to file …...
  • 55,000 Cook County seniors in danger of losing property tax breaks

     
    Roughly one in five senior homeowners in Cook County are in danger of missing out on property tax breaks they’re entitled to as bills are …...
  • Emanuel puts Claypool behind wheel of CTA

    Emanuel puts Claypool behind wheel of CTA
    Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel may have picked an outsider to run Chicago Public Schools, but he stuck with City Hall insiders to ensure the city's trains and buses run on time. New CTA President Forrest Claypool, who has known Emanuel for decades, will...
  • State's Attorney Alvarez endorsed despite African-American complaints

    State's Attorney Alvarez endorsed despite African-American complaints
    Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez won the expected endorsement of Democratic slatemakers Thursday despite complaints from some African-American ward leaders about what they said was her failure to reach out to the black community. The...
  • Improper property tax break costs millions

    Improper property tax break costs millions
    One of the most popular ways to lower property tax bills is also one of the most misused — benefiting thousands of people ranging from mayors to landlords and snowbirds. The homestead exemption is supposed to lower taxes only for a taxpayer's...
  • Goodbye, and thanks for all the years

    Goodbye, and thanks for all the years
    Mayor Richard Daley's final City Hall open house Monday took on a different tone than others he's hosted over the years, as hundreds of guests came mostly to thank him for decades of service rather than to seek the favor of Chicago's powerful chief...