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The Illinois First District Appellate Court upheld Cook County’s ethics ordinance restricting political contributions from persons seeking official action from the county. Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios challenged the rule earlier this year after the County Board of Ethics fined […]

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The Cook County Circuit Court upheld county pay-to-play limits on Tuesday, ruling against County Assessor Joseph Berrios. Berrios challenged the county’s campaign contribution limits for those who have sought official action from the county as unconstitutional. He also argued only […]

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Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios is asking Circuit Court Judge Sanjay Tailor to void the county’s pay-to-play provisions. Current ethics rules limit campaign contributions from those who seek official action from the county. Berrios argues only the state has the […]

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The Cook County Board of Commissioners passed a new ordinance banning registered lobbyists from attempting to communicate with commissioners, for purposes of discussing any matter of county business, while the commissioners are present on the floor during public meetings. The […]

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Illinois residents can now find out who is trying to influence county government with the click of a mouse.

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