An Independent Study Confirms Cook County’s Property Tax Assessments are Deeply Unfair

Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios has been producing error-ridden property assessments that effectively punished poor homeowners while providing tax breaks to wealthy ones, according to a much-anticipated independent study of the county’s residential assessment practices. The study, which reviewed assessments from 2014 to 2016, concluded that the county operates “a very regressive system” that causes “a…