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Statement From President Preckwinkle On The Passage Of The 2014 Budget

By at November 8, 2013 | 12:24 pm | 0 Comment

Statement From President Preckwinkle On The Passage Of The 2014 Budget

“Today the Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the 2014 budget.  Our $3.2 billion spending plan does not raise taxes, fines or fees for Cook County residents and strengthens the County’s finances while making critical investments in our public health and safety systems. The County also plans to make significant technology upgrades to modernize operations more...

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President Preckwinkle Pursuing Unpaid Taxes On Real Estate Sales

By at October 17, 2013 | 1:54 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Pursuing Unpaid Taxes On Real Estate Sales

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced her administration is establishing a new enforcement measure to go after businesses and individuals that avoid paying transfer taxes on real estate transactions by undervaluing the property they sell. The County’s Department of Revenue will audit real property transfer tax returns filed with the Recorder more...

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President Preckwinkle Introduces 2014 Executive Budget Recommendation

By at October 10, 2013 | 12:29 pm | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle Introduces 2014 Executive Budget Recommendation

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today introduced her FY 2014 Executive budget recommendation.  The proposed $3.2 billion operating budget includes no new taxes, fines, or fees and makes critical investments in the County’s public health and safety systems while reducing unnecessary costs. “This budget reflects my administration’s work over the more...

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President Preckwinkle Moves to Reform County Health Benefits

By at October 7, 2013 | 11:20 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Moves to Reform County Health Benefits

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced a proposal to reform the County’s health benefits, a move that is expected to save more than $2.2 million in next year’s budget and roughly $4 million annually. The proposal would require employees and officials who receive less than full-time County pay to pick up the full share of their health benefits. more...

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Toni Preckwinkle on Cook County’s Fiscal Health

By at July 8, 2013 | 11:10 am | 0 Comment

Toni Preckwinkle on Cook County’s Fiscal Health

Originally appeared at WTTW.com, July 3, 2013.  Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has released an initial budget for the next fiscal year, and in it she estimates a $152 million estimated deficit. The good news? This is the smallest projected budget gap since President Preckwinkle took office. However, Preckwinkle warns there are still tough choices more...

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President Preckwinkle Releases FY 2014 Preliminary Budget

By at June 27, 2013 | 11:29 am | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle Releases FY 2014 Preliminary Budget

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today released the preliminary budget for Fiscal Year 2014 which projected a $152.1 million deficit.  Since taking office, President Preckwinkle has solved for more than $1 billion in deficits.  In Fiscal Year 2011, the deficit was $487 million, in 2012 it was $315.2 million and in 2013 it was $267.5 million.  This year's more...

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Cook County hospital tax funding drops by $100 million

By at March 20, 2013 | 11:32 am | 0 Comment

Cook County hospital tax funding drops by $100 million

Originally published on the CCHHS website March 14th A sharp reduction in spending at the Cook County Health and Hospitals System helped drive down the taxpayer subsidy in fiscal 2012 by nearly $100 million, to roughly $287 million, according to a Crain’s estimate. Spending fell in part due to cost-cutting but also to fewer patients seeking care, which lowers expenses more...

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President Preckwinkle Details $5 Million Fund to Improve Infrastructure in Unincorporated Cook County

By at November 8, 2012 | 12:28 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Details $5 Million Fund to Improve Infrastructure in Unincorporated Cook County

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today laid out details of a $5 million fund to improve infrastructure in unincorporated Cook County. Earlier this year, the Unincorporated Cook County Task Force described a number of barriers to annexing Cook County’s roughly 62 square miles of unincorporated land.  About 100,000 people live in such areas. Each more...

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Cook County Health and Hospitals System Announces 1115 Medicaid Waiver

By at October 31, 2012 | 2:31 pm | 4 Comments

Cook County Health and Hospitals System Announces 1115 Medicaid Waiver

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ram Raju today announced that pre-enrollment has started for Cook County residents who qualify for “CountyCare” a Medicaid benefits program for adults. County Care is the new program approved under the federal government’s 1115 Medicaid Waiver which more...

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Cook County to Dedicate $2 Million Towards Violence Prevention

By at October 31, 2012 | 10:26 am | 12 Comments

Cook County to Dedicate $2 Million Towards Violence Prevention

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today a compromise to the proposed firearm and ammunition tax and a $2 million dedicated to violence prevention, intervention and reduction programs that combat gun violence. The County will impose a $25 tax on the purchase of firearms, while eliminating the proposed tax on ammunition. The $2 million, which more...

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