Through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to the Illinois Board of Elections and the Board of Review, the Claypool campaign has gathered and compiled data on the contributors to Joe Berrios' five different campaign funds and cross referenced them with 2009 tax year assessment reductions won at the Board of Review.
According to the study, of the $6.2 billion in assessment cuts awarded by the board this year, 92% (or $5.7 billion) went to those who used a lawyer who has donated to Mr. Berrios. That translates to just under $1 billion in taxes that were shifted to other property owners.
A couple examples of the Democrat's cronyism: The Willis (Sears) Tower, which got a $10.5-million cut was represented by Berrios major donor O'Keefe Lyons & Hynes; and 311 S. Wacker, got a $17 million cut and was represented by the law firm of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.
Below is a link to the entire Claypool study:
Warning - the data you are about to see is not appropriate for those who don't wish to be exposed to the "real" politics of the Democrat Party in Illinois.