JUN 06, 2022
Metropolitan Reclamation District of Greater Chicago President Kari Steele, left, is challenging Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi in the June 28 primary.
With three weeks remaining until Cook County voters decide his fate, Assessor Fritz Kaegi is pointing to a fresh round of assessment data he calls a sign of follow-through on campaign promises to right the scales of the county’s byzantine property tax system. The information push represents the incumbent’s attempt to reset the public conversation around assessments following more than two years of delays, slip-ups and finger-pointing in the county’s tax system.
Meanwhile, Keagi’s campaign is pummeling his challenger Kari Steele over bigoted remarks her husband Maze Jackson has made in public, a charge Steele’s campaign is increasingly resisting. And Kaegi continues to run laps around Steele in fundraising and campaign spending, in part thanks to his own personal largesse and in spite of the real estate groups that have put their collective weight behind Steele.
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