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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.
  • 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...

    New River Grove Village Board members sworn in

    New River Grove Village Board members sworn in
    After the death of River Grove trustee Kathie Bruce, there was a vacant spot among newly elected River Grove Village Board members Lynn Bjorvik, Robert Thomas and Tracy Aller. Michelle Obaya, who works as the director of the recreational department in...

    Red Seal opponents file complaint with Preckwinkle

    Red Seal opponents file complaint with Preckwinkle
    Opponents of the Red Seal project to build 137 homes on the Mission Hills Country Club golf course are still fighting to stop it, while Red Seal maintains it's already going about the business of selling houses there. Copies of a 124-page Mission...

    Norridge Village Board briefs: State cash coming for road construction

    The following items were discussed and/or action was taken at the Norridge Village Board meeting on Feb. 11. Norridge secures state funds for future construction project A project to make over a stretch of Pittsburgh Avenue that could happen later...