Cook County Commissioners

County Commissioners Back Gun, Cigarette, Gambling Taxes To Balance BudgetThe 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.
County Inspector General Wants Answers About Commissioners' Expense AccountsCook County commissioners reportedly ran up more than $98,000 in expenses without providing a shred of paperwork.
Cook County Board Honors Maggie DaleyCook County commissioners began their board meeting Wednesday with a tribute to the late Maggie Daley.
Hundreds Of Suburban Voting Precincts CutCook County Commissioners signed off on Clerk David Orr’s plan to slash 264 voter precincts in the suburbs, a move that not only saves $1 million but reflects a sign of the times, his staff says.
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