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Preckwinkle: Some County Cuts To Go Deeper Than Others

Photo Of Toni Preckwinkle. (cookcountytransition.com Photo)

Photo Of Toni Preckwinkle. (cookcountytransition.com Photo)

dellimore250 Craig Dellimore
Craig Dellimore, political editor for WBBM, joined the station in 1983...
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CHICAGO (WBBM) – Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says some of the county departments under her control may not face budget cuts as deep as the 21 percent she is demanding from other elected officials.

LISTEN: Newsradio 780 Political Editor Craig Dellimore Reports

Preckwinkle has told the other elected county officials–like the Court Clerk and Treasurer–that they must cut their budgets by 21 percent.

Officials at the Public Defenders office, which is constitutionally mandated to represent the poor, feared they might face a big budget cut too. But Preckwinkle says, not necessarily so.

She says some of the departments under her control will get only minor budget cuts. But others, that are staff heavy might be cut more extensively.

Preckwinkle is this week’s guest on WBBM’s “At Issue” program. You can hear more of her comments Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m.