Added Dec 12 2017
From the Chris Kennedy camp:
It’s time for Illinois to face the truth: we have a corrupt property tax racket that thrives because it is making insiders very rich.
When big corporations and the very rich don’t pay their fair share, the burden gets passed to middle class and low-income families. So, beyond its crippling impact on our schools, the property tax racket is crippling the economy and opportunity in the state, and standing in the way of a progressive income tax.
Last week, I called on Joe Berrios, Cook County Assessor, to resign. Because I refuse to stand by and watch as political insiders continue to abuse their power in order to preserve a status quo that only works to enrich the entitled, politically connected few at the expense of the hardworking people of Illinois.
The property tax racket run by Joe Berrios and political insiders needs to end and it needs to end now.
Joe Berrios needs to go. But that’s only the beginning, we need to work to bring a radical change in leadership to Illinois’ state government.