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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 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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President Preckwinkle Announces Adjustment to Proposed Tax on Gambling Machines

By at October 30, 2012 | 12:40 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Announces Adjustment to Proposed Tax on Gambling Machines

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced an adjustment to her proposed tax on gambling machines by creating a two-tiered system. The tax rate would be $1,000 per electronic gambling device, such as a slot machine, and $200 per video gaming terminal, such as a video poker machine.  The Gambling Machine Tax will continue to be paid by the machine more...

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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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