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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...
  • 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....
  • Preckwinkle open to reducing sales tax increase after it passes

    Preckwinkle open to reducing sales tax increase after it passes
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, facing an uphill fight to win votes for her proposed sales tax increase, said Tuesday she is open to rolling back the hike as soon as this fall if state lawmakers approve the public pension overhaul she is...
  • 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...
  • Public housing complex gets a grocery store

    Public housing complex gets a grocery store
    It's not a Whole Foods or a Mariano's, but the tiny grocery store that opened Wednesday in a Ford Heights public housing complex looks like a mirage to people who have been living in a food desert for more than two decades. "It takes me 30 minutes by...
  • Business owners near Cook County's borders upset about proposed sales tax increase

    Business owners near Cook County's borders upset about proposed sales tax increase
    A restaurant's 30-year anniversary normally would trigger a major celebration. But the owner of Bambino's Family Restaurant in Steger says Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's unexpected move to reinstate a 1 percentage-point sales tax...
  • Cook County business owners on county's borders fear hike in sales tax

    Cook County business owners on county's borders fear hike in sales tax
    Business owners and operators on all edges of the Cook County border were fearful Tuesday of an effort to raise the county sales tax rate 1 percentage point, arguing it will drive away customers who can easily travel a few extra blocks or miles to avoid...
  • Preckwinkle defends proposed sales tax increase

    Preckwinkle defends proposed sales tax increase
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Tuesday defended her proposal to increase the sales tax by a penny on the dollar, saying the move is necessary to prevent even greater financial difficulties in coming years. The second-term board...
  • Watch out for the Toni Tax

    Watch out for the Toni Tax
    Cook County Board President Toni Stroger ... Whoops, we meant Todd Preckwinkle ... Wait, let's try this again: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is weighing the idea of imposing a penny-on-the-dollar increase in the local sales tax to...
  • Todd Stroger on sales tax hike: Told ya so

    Todd Stroger on sales tax hike: Told ya so
    Former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger on Tuesday said he’s feeling vindicated that his successor is trying to raise the sales tax -- the very issue that led to him losing re-election. Board President Toni Preckwinkle, who defeated Stroger...
  • And now the Toni Stroger tax

    And now the Toni Stroger tax
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is now pushing for a 1 percent county sales tax increase. This would be the same increase she ran against for her first term. Otherwise known as "the Stroger Tax" named after former Cook County Board...