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  • Nix the Toni Tax. Then fix Cook County.

    Nix the Toni Tax. Then fix Cook County.
    For part of Wednesday afternoon, it looked like the Todd Stroger era was back — a terrible, tax-happy epoch at a Cook County government nicely designed for the 19th century. This time the County Board president advancing a 1 percent sales tax increase was Toni Preckwinkle, who ousted Stroger because angry voters refused to forget, or forgive, his 1 percent sales tax increase.
  • Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer: I won't vote for a sales tax hike

    Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer: I won't vote for a sales tax hike
    In the next few weeks the Cook County Board will be asked to vote to increase the county sales tax. I will vote no. The sales tax is regressive and a penalty to the poor. It punishes businesses on the edge of Cook County and pushes consumers to buy...

    Preckwinkle defends quick tax hike push

    Preckwinkle defends quick tax hike push
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Wednesday defended her push for quick approval of a sales tax increase after commissioners unsuccessfully tried to slow it down and make her include it in the traditional fall budgeting process....

    Vote could be close on Preckwinkle sales tax

    Vote could be close on Preckwinkle sales tax
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is within striking distance of securing the votes needed to raise the county sales tax by a penny on the dollar, but she'll have to be persuasive to get there, a Tribune survey of county commissioners...

    County Board passes measure aimed at Berrios' nepotism

    County Board passes measure aimed at Berrios' nepotism
    An ethics panel will get a second shot at fining Assessor Joe Berrios for nepotism after the Cook County Board on Wednesday changed the rules in response to a judge tossing earlier penalties. The unanimous approval of what was dubbed the Berrios...