City’s Newest Tobacco Taxes Violate State Law: JudgeA Cook County judge ruled earlier this month that the city’s efforts to impose new taxes on various tobacco products violated a 1993 state law.
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.
Preckwinkle Pushing For New Fees, Tax HikesCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has proposed a first-ever fee for parking at the county’s criminal courthouses, as well as a $150 fee on residents of unincorporated areas for county police protection as part of her budget plan for next year.

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