MBG, along with a coalition of civil rights lawyers, has brought suit on behalf of community organizations challenging the Cook County Assessor’s method of assessing the value of residential properties as racially discriminatory under state and federal law.
On December 14, 2017, the Brighton Park Neighborhood Council and Logan Square Neighborhood Association filed a lawsuit in the Circuit Court of Cook County alleging that the Office of Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios conducts assessments that systematically and illegally shift residential property tax burdens from Whites to Hispanics and African-Americans, and from the rich to the poor. The community organizations are represented by a team of lawyers from Miner, Barnhill & Galland (including Robert Libman, Nancy Maldonado, Matthew Owens, and Judson Miner), Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, and Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym.
For more information on the lawsuit, please view the attached complaint here.
To submit a comment, please click here for the lawsuit resource page.
For media reports on the filing of the lawsuit, please click here.