Berrios Puts Family on Payroll

Just days into his tenure as Cook County assessor, Joseph Berrios has hired his son and sister to work for him.

Carmen Berrios, the assessor’s sister, is director of taxpayer services at Berrios’ new office. She is making about $86,000, the same salary she made at the Board of Tax Review, where she headed up taxpayer outreach, Berrios said.  Joseph “Joey” Berrios, the assessor’s son, now is a residential property analyst, similar to the job he held at the Board of Review, where he also made about $48,000 a year.

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When are people going to say enough?  When is our do nothing Attorney General and Cook County State’s Attorney going to investigate what’s really going on inside these offices?  It’s just amazing, simply amazing.