While I cannot fault Bill Niro or anyone else for outrage at a 29 percent real estate tax assessment increase, one cannot assume that one’s prior assessment was accurate. It is entirely possible that Mr. Niro’s home was previously under-assessed so that his 29 percent increase is partially attributable to increased value and partially attributable to eliminating prior under-assessment. It is also entirely possible that both the old and new assessments are materially and arbitrarily inaccurate. Bottom line: always protest your assessment — and be thankful Berrios has been voted out of office.

Bob Stigger

Oak Park

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