Two defendants lay out bribery schemes allegedly involving Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios at the Cook County Board of Review. Elizabeth Brackett has the details. Read the full indictment.

Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss the latest hit to Cook County taxpayers: they’re on the hook for almost $500,000 due to Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios wrongly firing 11 people. Also, the panel further debates the clout-heavy Metra story. Watch the web extra conversation.