Assessor Joe Berrios addresses the Cook County Board, July 18, 2017.

Cook County commissioners met for more than seven hours Tuesday, dedicating more than half of the day’s proceedings to discussing the inner workings of Assessor Joe Berrios’ office and the fairness of the property tax system. The line of questioning–and various presentations–were extremely dense, and ended without fireworks (save for one heated moment between Berrios and 7th District Comm. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, in which Garcia repeatedly asked if Chicago area taxpayers were being “shafted”).

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