Crain’s highlights the impact of the Center’s work on property taxes on upcoming elections

Crain’s highlights the impact of the Center’s work on property taxes on upcoming elections

“It is the first attempt to quantify the impact of well-documented disparities in the county’s assessment process, a topic that has dominated the re-election campaign of besieged Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios. The report will provide more fodder for his two challengers, Fritz Kaegi and Andrea Ralia, who are trying to unseat Berrios in the March 20 Democratic primary.”

The Center’s work spurs local government review

The Center’s work spurs local government review

“’We don’t need another study to tell us the system stinks,’ said University of Chicago public policy professor Christopher Berry, who studied the system while developing a new residential valuation model for the county that was never implemented. ‘If Toni Preckwinkle doesn’t believe the studies already done by the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois, the Illinois Department of Revenue and the Tribune, then she is simply choosing not to see the truth right in front of her face. She is siding with Joe Berrios over the truth, and over her constituents.’”