Cook County officials logged $1.1 million in total campaign fundraising receipts for the second quarter of 2017, according to an analysis of quarterly disclosure filings with the Illinois State Board of Elections. Between April 1st and June 30th, the total cash on hand among commissioners and elected officials is roughly $4.3 million. Unsurprisingly, Assessor Joe Berrios holds more than a third of that ($1.6 million) between his personal fund, Committee to Elect Joseph Berrios Assessor, and his political ward fund, the 31st Ward Democratic Organization. During this period, Assessor Berrios deactivated an older political fund, “Joseph Berrios, 31st Ward Committeeman”, but Cook County Democratic Party spokesperson Jacob Kaplan would not comment on why.

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