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New Gambling, Bullet Taxes in Cook County Budget

By at October 19, 2012 | 10:47 am | 4 Comments

New Gambling, Bullet Taxes in Cook County Budget

  From the October 18, 2012 edition of Chicago Tonight.com Expect cigarettes, gambling, and bullets to cost more in Cook County, according to Board President Toni Preckwinkle's 2013 budget. She joins us on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm to discuss plugging a $268 million deficit. Read her proposals below. Click here for more...

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Budget Director Andrea Gibson Talks Revenue Increases, Spending Cuts in Speech to City Club of Chicago

By at September 26, 2012 | 1:40 pm | 4 Comments

Budget Director Andrea Gibson Talks Revenue Increases, Spending Cuts in Speech to City Club of Chicago

Story from ChicagoTribune.com: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is considering a combination of targeted tax and fee hikes along with cutting costs to bridge what's expected to be a $115 million budget shortfall next year. But a property tax increase remains off the table, and Preckwinkle plans to push ahead with plans to eliminate the last quarter of more...

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President Preckwinkle Releases 2013 Preliminary Budget

By at June 27, 2012 | 11:49 am | 4 Comments

President Preckwinkle Releases 2013 Preliminary Budget

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today released the preliminary budget for Fiscal Year 2013, projecting a shortfall of $267.5 million. The latest projection is a clear sign of the progress being made to stabilize County finances after preliminary budget shortfalls of $487 million for FY 2011 and $315 million for FY 2012.  President Preckwinkle pointed more...

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