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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

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County Inspector General Wants Answers About Commissioners’ Expense Accounts

Cook County commissioners reportedly ran up more than $98,000 in expenses without providing a shred of paperwork.

WBBM Newsradio–09/27/2012

Maggie Daley discusses her breast cancer diagnosis in 2002. (Credit: CBS)

Cook County Board Honors Maggie Daley

Cook County commissioners began their board meeting Wednesday with a tribute to the late Maggie Daley.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2011

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Hundreds Of Suburban Voting Precincts Cut

Cook 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.

11/01/2011