Property taxes are an important and contentious issue for property owners and small businesses. The Cook County Assessor is responsible for assessing the estimated value of real property within the county. Meet the two candidates who are competing in the June 28 Illinois primary election to earn the Democratic party nomination for Cook County Assessor: Fritz Kaegi and Kari Steele.
Kaegi is the current Cook County Assessor seeking re-election, having been elected in 2018. Steele is President of the Board of Commissioners of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. Meet the candidates, and hear them talk about their background, their priorities and goals for the Cook County Assessor’s Office in the video below, provided by Illinois REALTORS®.