Cook County Board Approves Sales Tax HikeCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was making her final pitch for a sales tax hike, as the Cook County Board met Wednesday to debate a tax increase she railed against five years ago.
Preckwinkle: Sales Tax Hike Necessary To Keep County AfloatCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said Tuesday she will present a preliminary budget plan that includes a proposal to increase the county sales tax she spent years rolling back.
Cook County Businesses Fear Sales Tax Hike Would Send Customers AwayCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s proposal to increase the county sales tax – five years after she won office by denouncing an identical tax hike imposed by her predecessor – has some business owners on the county’s outskirts worried they’ll lose customers.
Preckwinkle, Business Leaders Celebrate End Of '08 Sales Tax HikeIt’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.
Preckwinkle Reflects On 1st 100 Days In OfficeIt hardly seems like it, but Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has been in office for 100 days, and on Wednesday, she issued a 100-day county report card.
Cook County To Repeal Sales Tax Hike By 2013The Cook County Board has voted to repeal what remains of an infamous 2008 sales tax hike over the next two years.