With property tax bills coming due, we thought it would be a good idea to hear from the candidates for Cook County Assessor.
Andrea Raila showed up.
Candidate Fritz Kaegi said he’d be there–but then he cancelled. He said his campaign handlers advised him not to appear on stage with Andrea. I’ll guess we should appeal our taxes to Fritz’s campaign handlers should he get elected.
Assessor Joe Berrios didn’t show up either. Apparently, he didn’t want to be on stage with Fritz or Andrea. C’mon, Joe–you can do better than that.
Fritz & Joe were represented by empty chairs. You might say the empty chairs were an improvement (rimshot).
We had a rip-roaring time anyway, talking everything from taxes to electioneering. Enjoy…
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