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Cook County Seal

Report: Tax, Fee Increases Under Consideration To Balance County Budget

Cook 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.

CBS Chicago–09/26/2012

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle

Preckwinkle Engages Public In Seeking Ways To Eliminate County Budget Shortfall

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle conducted a 45-minute Internet video chat Thursday evening — looking for ways to eliminate a $267 million budget shortfall.

WBBM Newsradio–08/24/2012

Car dealership (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

County Wants To Impose Tax On Craigslist Car Purchases

The 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.

CBS Chicago–11/18/2011

County Board Room

County Board Set To Vote On Preckwinkle’s Budget

The Cook County Board is holding a special meeting to vote on President Toni Preckwinkle’s 2012 budget.

CBS Chicago–11/18/2011

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Civic Federation Lauds Preckwinkle’s County Budget Plan

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s proposed 2012 budget is getting high marks from a noted government watchdog.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2011

Cook County Seal

Public Weighs In On Next Year’s Cook County Budget

Businesspeople, county employees and the public lined up Thursday night for the chance to voice opinions on next year’s Cook County budget.

CBS Chicago–08/26/2011

Toni Preckwinkle

Preckwinkle Takes To Internet For Discussion On County Budget

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle used the Internet to talk about the county budget with voters Tuesday evening.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2011

Cook County Seal

Prof: Online Meeting On County Budget Is ‘Awkward’ Format

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will hold an online town hall meeting on Tuesday evening to discuss county business and the coming budget.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2011