The race for Assessor was unsurprisingly the most expensive county campaign of the March primary, with all three candidates spending $4.6 million over the past six months, according to filings made with the Illinois State Board of Elections. The two challengers to incumbent Joe Berrios loaned themselves $1.8 million.

The race wasn’t only costly to the candidates – the Chicago Board of Elections also estimated spending at least $225,000 on additional printing costs due to election authorities removing, then restoring Andrea Raila as a valid candidate.

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