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Cook County's bowling for dollars? This is some state we're in

Cook County's bowling for dollars? This is some state we're in

Bowling for dollars? Really? It's come to this in Cook County?

As if it weren't bad enough that their sport recently was eliminated from consideration to be an Olympic sport in Tokyo in 2020, bowlers would be taxed under Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's proposed 2016 budget.

The county looks to tax bowling, tennis, golf and other public participatory sports. Cable TV, too. It's just another effort by another local government struggling to dig itself out of another financial mess.

This is written with a sigh of exasperation similar to that with which these moves have been proposed, as it's hard to argue, even with budget cuts, they're completely unnecessary....

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