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Joe Berrios WINS County Assessor Race: Defeats Reformer Claypool

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Democrat Joe Berrios won the hotly contested Cook County Assessor race Tuesday, defeating Independent Forrest Claypool. Berrios currently serves on ...

Voting Guide: Big Down-Ticket Races In Logan Square, Portage Park, Suburbs

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois is in a unique position this year to have a major say in the balance of power in the U.S. Congress. With five contested House races and a nec...

Joe Berrios Gets Financial Boost From Daughter's Campaign Fund

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: From the Joe Berrios campaign: the two $4,500 donations from Toni Berrios were in fact just one, an in-kind donation to rent a restaurant f...

Read Claypool's Damning New Report On Berrios's Pay-To-Play

The Huffington Post | Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A bombshell announcement was made at a morning press conference Wednesday, which will have major ramifications for an upcoming election in Chicago. O...

WATCH: Berrios Gets Grilled On 'Chicago Tonight'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The two leading candidates for Cook County Assessor appeared on WTTW's "Chicago Tonight" last night, but it was the Democrat who came under fire for m...

The Battle For The 39th: Toni Berrios Takes On Green Party Challenger

The Huffington Post | Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Jeremy Karpen figures if there was ever a year to do the impossible, this is it. Karpen is running for state representative in Illinois' 39th distric...

Things Getting Ugly In The Assessor's Race: Berrios Attacks BGA

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Things are getting personal in the Cook County Assessor's race. At the end of August, Chicago Magazine published a story in conjunction with the Bett...

Claypool Gathering Steam: Wins Schakowsky's Endorsement In Assessor's Race

Chicagoist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Forrest Claypool, who is running as an independent for Cook County Assessor picked up a slew of endorsements Wednesday, with 9th District Congresswoma...

Report: Joe Berrios A 'Vivid Example' Of 'Clout-Infested Politics'

Chicago Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Berrios stands as a prime example of the kind of closed, self-interested politics that plagues this state. The Board of Review, where he has spent the...

Claypool Snags, Attacks Opponent's Record

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It happened to Meg Whitman in California, and Tommy Thompson in Wisconsin. Bill and Hillary Clinton both had to grapple with it, as did Madonna and Br...

Forrest Claypool Files Signatures To Run For Assessor As Independent

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Forrest Claypool says he has more than the necessary 25,000 signatures to get on the ballot. Claypool's a Democratic Cook County commissioner hoping t...

Baseball...And Other Stuff: This Week In Pictures

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Opening day! Mark Buehrle's play of the decade! Sox! Cubs! Even a win or two! Oh yeah, and there was some other news this week, too. State politics l...

Forrest Claypool To Run Against Joe Berrios For County Assessor, Will Run As Independent

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Forrest Claypool formally entered the race for Cook County Assessor Tuesday morning, launching a fiery opening barrage against his Democratic opponent...

Reformer Forrest Claypool To Run For Assessor, Defying Party Bosses

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Forrest Claypool is about to take the biggest risk of his political career. On Tuesday, this columnist has learned, he will declare war on his own Dem...

Sorry, Carol, Forrest Missed His Chance for 2010

Marcel Pacatte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Marcel Pacatte

Carol Marin is the latest to try to make us all feel sorry for poor little Forrest Claypool and his quixotic attempt to worm his way onto the ballot as an independent for Cook County assessor.

The Greening Of Logan Square

Gapers Block | Brienne Callahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

John Alexander Logan entered public life after his election to the Illinois State House of Representatives in 1852. Like all good Chicago politicians,...