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Preckwinkle, Business Leaders Celebrate End Of ’08 Sales Tax Hike

It’s not very often that we hear about taxes going down, but on Wednesday, retailers and elected officials were celebrating the final roll-back of Cook County’s sales tax increase pushed through by former County Board President Todd Stroger in 2008.

CBS Chicago–01/02/2013


More Taxes For Cigarettes, Bullets And Gambling In County Budget

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s budget plan relies on new or higher taxes on cigarettes, ammunition, guns, and gambling machines, but also fulfills her 2010 campaign pledge to eliminate an unpopular sales tax hike enacted by her predecessor.


Todd Stroger (credit: Cook County President's Office)

Stroger Gets Standing Ovation At Last Board Meeting

Cook County Board President Todd Stroger received a standing ovation from county commissioners Wednesday as he presided over his final board meeting.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2010

Ald. Toni Preckwinkle (4th) is the Democratic candidate for Cook County Board president.

Preckwinkle: Rest Of Tax Rollback May Take A While

Cook County Board President-Elect says county can’t afford it right now.

WBBM Newsradio–11/04/2010