Report: Tax, Fee Increases Under Consideration To Balance County BudgetCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is apparently considering targeted tax and fee increases and cost cutting to close a $115 million deficit in next year's county budget.
Preckwinkle Engages Public In Seeking Ways To Eliminate County Budget ShortfallCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle conducted a 45-minute Internet video chat Thursday evening -- looking for ways to eliminate a $267 million budget shortfall.
County Wants To Impose Tax On Craigslist Car PurchasesThe Cook County Budget that is up for a vote Friday includes a first-ever county tax on cars and boats bought through sites such as Craigslist.
County Board Set To Vote On Preckwinkle's BudgetThe Cook County Board is holding a special meeting to vote on President Toni Preckwinkle’s 2012 budget.
Civic Federation Lauds Preckwinkle's County Budget PlanCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's proposed 2012 budget is getting high marks from a noted government watchdog.
Public Weighs In On Next Year's Cook County BudgetBusinesspeople, county employees and the public lined up Thursday night for the chance to voice opinions on next year's Cook County budget.
Preckwinkle Takes To Internet For Discussion On County BudgetCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle used the Internet to talk about the county budget with voters Tuesday evening.
Prof: Online Meeting On County Budget Is 'Awkward' FormatCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will hold an online town hall meeting on Tuesday evening to discuss county business and the coming budget.

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