Commissioner Jeff Tobolski

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle addresses commissioners at a special board meeting to consider her plan to increase the county's sales tax. (Credit: CBS)

Cook County Board Approves Sales Tax Hike

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was making her final pitch for a sales tax hike, as the Cook County Board met Wednesday to debate a tax increase she railed against five years ago.

07/15/2015

Cook County Board

Cook County Commissioners Approve New Gun Control Measure

The Cook County Board has approved imposing fines of up to $2,000 on gun owners who fail to inform police if a gun is stolen, lost, or transferred to someone else.

WBBM Newsradio–02/05/2013

Cook County government seal (CBS)

County Commissioners Back Gun, Cigarette, Gambling Taxes To Balance Budget

The Cook County Board Finance Committee on Friday approved $41.7 million in new tax levies, including a controversial $25 tax on the sale of a gun anywhere in the county, and a $1-a-pack increase in the cigarette tax.

WBBM Newsradio–11/03/2012

Cook County Board

County Considers New Fines For Drug Paraphernalia, Snow Dumping, Public Urination

The Cook County Board is considering enacting new fines for a variety of offenses from public urination to illegal refrigerator dumping.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2012