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Cook County Board of Review

When Who You Know Just Won't Work

Madeleine Doubek | Posted 09.28.2013 | Chicago
Madeleine Doubek

Taxpayers who are footing the bills want to know and trust that people are being hired on skill and merit, period. That they're being given promotions based on performance. And too often in Illinois government it does work that way.

Cook County Property Owners May Now Appeal Assessments Online

Posted 11.07.2011 | Chicago

Chicago homeowners looking to challenge their property's assessed value can now save a trip downtown by filing their appeals online, via a new system ...

After 35 Years, Veteran Alderman Steps Aside

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The clearing of the decks at the Chicago City Council continues this week, as one of the longest-serving aldermen announced he would drop out of the r...

Berrios Fights Back Against Disloyal Democrat

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Joe Berrios won election to the Cook County Assessor's seat in November, fending off a heated challenge from Independent Forrest Claypool, a longtime ...

Politician And Playwright?

Chicago Reader | Ben Joravsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Playwriting isn't a craft I normally associate with Chicago politicians, particularly ones like Jay Paul Deratany, a personal injury lawyer whose poli...