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Appellate panel says County Board within constitutional bounds to empower Inspector General to investigate Berrios

Jonathan Bilyk Dec. 9, 2015, 4:05pm

Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios, who also serves as chairman of the Cook County Democratic Party, has lost another round in court in his attempt to avoid turning over documents demanded by the county’s Inspector General as part of the IG’s investigation of allegations Berrios’ office improperly granted an assessor’s office employee a special property tax exemption.

Cook County Democratic Party makes endorsements for judicial spots on March 2016 primary ballot

Hoang Tran Oct. 15, 2015, 11:54am

The Democratic Party of Cook County has endorsed its candidates for the judicial benches in the Cook County Circuit Court and Illinois First District Appellate Court, and party officials said they believe the "diverse" group represents the region well.