For safety concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cook County Assessor’s Office has occasionally been closed to the public for periods of time since March 2020. The visitors’ logs between March 2020 and September 2021 reflect virtual meetings that would otherwise have been conducted as in-person meetings.
As part of the executive order on ethics signed by Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi on day one of his administration, the Assessor's Office promised the following:
"Sign-in logs shall be kept for persons transacting business at the CCAO who visit a particular officer or official in regard to an assessment appeal or other matter involving the exercise of discretion by an official, officer or manager. Such logs shall indicate the name of the visitor; date and time of the visit; the officer or official visited and purpose of the visit; and the law firm, company, or other business represented. "
These logs will be posted on a quarterly basis within a reasonable time frame after the third month of the quarter has passed.