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File #: 18-6978    Version: 1 Name: HONORING COOK COUNTY ASSESSOR JOSEPH BERRIOS
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 11/8/2018 In control: President
On agenda: 11/13/2018 Final action: 11/13/2018
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING COOK COUNTY ASSESSOR JOSEPH BERRIOS WHEREAS, Joseph Berrios is concluding his tenure as Cook County Assessor to the residents of Cook County on November 30, 2018; and WHEREAS, Joseph Berrios was born in Chicago on Valentine's Day, 1952 and is one of seven children; and WHEREAS, Joseph Berrios, at the age of six, moved with his family to a public housing high-rise in Cabrini-Green; and WHEREAS, Joseph Berrios is an alumni of Lane Tech High School and holds a Bachelor's Degree in accounting from the University of Illinois; and WHEREAS, Joseph Berrios lives on Chicago's northwest side and is the father of three children and has three grandchildren; and WHEREAS, Joseph Berrios' life of public service began in 1982 when he was the first Hispanic-American elected to serve in the Illinois General Assembly; and WHEREAS, Joseph Berrios served taxpayers at the Cook County Board of Review for 30 years and was elected Commissioner in 1988; and WHEREAS, Joseph...
Sponsors: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), LUIS ARROYO JR, RICHARD R. BOYKIN, JERRY BUTLER, JOHN P. DALEY, DENNIS DEER, JOHN A. FRITCHEY, BRIDGET GAINER, JESÚS G. GARCÍA, GREGG GOSLIN, EDWARD M. MOODY, STANLEY MOORE, SEAN M. MORRISON, TIMOTHY O. SCHNEIDER, PETER N. SILVESTRI, DEBORAH SIMS, LARRY SUFFREDIN, JEFFREY R. TOBOLSKI
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

HONORING COOK COUNTY ASSESSOR JOSEPH BERRIOS

WHEREAS, Joseph Berrios is concluding his tenure as Cook County Assessor to the residents of Cook County on November 30, 2018; and

WHEREAS, Joseph Berrios was born in Chicago on Valentine's Day, 1952 and is one of seven children; and

WHEREAS, Joseph Berrios, at the age of six, moved with his family to a public housing high-rise in Cabrini-Green; and

WHEREAS, Joseph Berrios is an alumni of Lane Tech High School and holds a Bachelor's Degree in accounting from the University of Illinois; and

WHEREAS, Joseph Berrios lives on Chicago's northwest side and is the father of three children and has three grandchildren; and

WHEREAS, Joseph Berrios' life of public service began in 1982 when he was the first Hispanic-American elected to serve in the Illinois General Assembly; and

WHEREAS, Joseph Berrios served taxpayers at the Cook County Board of Review for 30 years and was elected Commissioner in 1988; and

WHEREAS, Joseph Berrios was elected Cook County Assessor in 2010 and re-elected in 2014; and

WHEREAS, Joseph Berrios shortened the assessment cycle to ensure the timely mailing of tax bills for the first time in 34 years, saving school districts and municipalities tens of millions of dollars; and

WHEREAS, Joseph Berrios' Erroneous Exemption Unit has collected $37 million and billed $59 million billed to date, after legislation he crafted made this possible - with money being returned to local taxing bodies; and

WHEREAS, Joseph Berrios initiated legislation that became law expanding exemption savings for veterans, homeowners and seniors in Cook County; and

WHEREAS, Joseph Berrios increased assessment workshops county wide, working with elected officials, organizations and taxpayers; and

WHEREAS Joseph Berrios worked to improve residential assessment modeling, developing and utilizing an improved model for the 2018 City of Chicago reassessment; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that ...

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