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Guzzardi Undecided Over Mayoral Endorsement

David Ormsby | Posted 10.27.2014 | Chicago
David Ormsby

State Rep-elect Will Guzzardi, who has quickly emerged as a progressive rock star for clobbering State Rep. Toni Berrios in the March Democratic prima...

CTU Moves Forcefully to Boost Will Guzzardi over Rep. Toni Berrios

David Ormsby | Posted 04.09.2014 | Chicago
David Ormsby

In the rematch between State Rep. Toni Berrios (D-Chicago) and ex-Huffington Post/Chicago Associate Editor Will Guzzardi, the Chicago Teachers Union i...

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.

What's in Illinois' income tax future?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.22.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

TAX TALK Illinois lawmakers face some tough choices about our state income tax. In 2011, they raised the income tax from 3 to 5 percent for four years...

Rep. Franks: Maybe Metra's Clifford broke law?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.18.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

IT'S ALL IN THE BERRIOS FAMILY CIRCLE Cook County taxpayers got dinged this week by county Assessor Joe Berrios as they will foot the $500,000 bill fo...

Ex Metra CEO: Speaker Madigan has "moral character flaw"

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.17.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

WHO'S GOT THE "MORAL CHARACTER FLAW?" Ex Metra CEO Alex Clifford says House Speaker Michael Madigan has that big character deficit. Wait, who? Only hi...

Surprise Morgue Inspection Reveals Night Shift Shenanigans

Posted 10.18.2012 | Chicago

Inspectors on a surprise visit to the Cook County morgue caught night shift workers asleep on the job and watching movies on county computers, accordi...

Taxpayers Get The Legal Tab For Berrios' Ethics Fight

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 09.10.2012 | Chicago

Cook County’s taxpayers are footing the bill for private legal counsel to represent Joe Berrios — the Cook County assessor, who is also chairman o...

Guzzardi Concedes In Statehouse Challenge Of Berrios

Posted 05.02.2012 | Chicago

A political newcomer's challenge of a clout-rich incumbent Illinois state representative came to an end Tuesday when former HuffPost Chicago Associate...

Political Newbie's Challenge Of Berrios Remains A Nail-Biter

Posted 03.21.2012 | Chicago

Updated story The 39th District Illinois House primary race between incumbent state Rep. Maria "Toni" Berrios and her newcomer challenger -- and fo...

Chicago Deserves a Political Makeover

Alonso Zaragoza | Posted 04.22.2012 | Chicago
Alonso Zaragoza

Nepotism and patronage might have been useful in old Chicago, but they have no place in today's society.

Official Gets Sarcastic 'Valentine' From Political Opponent

Posted 02.15.2012 | Chicago

Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios, who has said on multiple occasions that he hires his family members and does not feel bad about doing so, received a...

Cook County Board President: Seniors Should Double Check Tax Bills

NBC Chicago | Posted 11.27.2011 | Chicago

Chicago seniors have been getting the short end of the stick by Springfield, lately. They had their free rides on buses cut. Budget cuts will limit...

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 ...

Cook County Seeking Former Homeowners: Please Come Claim Foreclosure Cash

Posted 10.26.2011 | Chicago

Two years after Cook County launched a search engine to help people with foreclosed homes or businesses claim the profits earned in their property sal...

County Assessor Gives Daughter $10,000 Raise Despite Budget Crisis

Posted 07.23.2011 | Chicago

Even as the county ethics board investigates Joe Berrios' hiring of family members, the Cook County Assessor gave his daughter a $10,000 pay raise, th...

Ethics Board: Many Berrios Campaign Contributions Broke County Law

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A county watchdog has launched an investigation and sent letters to 15 tax attorneys, warning their donations to Berrios exceeded county campaign cont...

Chicago Democrat Fires 53 Employees, Hires Friends And Family

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Even before he won the Cook County Assessor seat, Democrat Joe Berrios was taking Cook County nepotism to a whole new level. While most government wor...

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...

Is Rahm Emanuel Feuding With Cook County Democrats?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rahm Emanuel certainly has his share of powerful friends in Washington. But a Sun-Times report today suggests that he might have one pretty prominent ...

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 ...

Ethics Chief Warns Against Hiring Family

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Weeks after Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios drew criticism for putting his son and sister on the payroll, a report was sent out by two county watc...

Preckwinkle Hits Berrios Over 'Inappropriate' Family Hirings, Still Backs Him

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Many in the third estate took incoming Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios to task earlier this week for hiring several members of his immediate family t...

SHAMELESS: Incoming Assessor Berrios Keeps Hiring His Family Despite Criticisms

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

During the race for Cook County Assessor, Democrat Joe Berrios faced frequent allegations of nepotism and clout. And it's not hard to see why: in his ...

City Of Chicago, Cook County Now Hiring: Pols Hoping For Appointments

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

This election season, candidates went door to door drumming up support for their political ambitions. Now that the votes are in, many more politicos ...