Todd Stroger Dropping Bid For County Board President After 2 WeeksStroger spokesman Sean Howard said Stroger instead will run for Metropolitan Water Reclamation District commissioner, as he originally planned.
Battle Over Pop Tax Layoffs ContinuesThe pop tax repeal leaves a 200 million dollar gap in the county's budget. It lead to the approved layoffs of 328 county workers.
Court Battle Over Cook County Job CutsCounty Board President Toni Preckwinkle long insisted the beverage tax was needed to keep services and jobs intact. She now defends the budget passed by the board last week, saying delays to the reductions will only result in deeper cuts later.
Chief Judge Files Lawsuit To Stop Court LayoffsChief Judge Evans is suing Toni Preckwinkle to keep her from laying off at least 156 court employees.
Cook County To Vote On $200M In Budget CutsThe Cook County Board will vote Tuesday on $200 million in budget cuts, triggered by the demise of the sweetened beverage tax.
Former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger To Run Again In 2018“We’re not looking at the same race that was happening in 2010,” Stroger said. “This isn’t 2010. This is 2017. So this is a different age.”
Preckwinkle: Nothing Pleasant About Hundreds Of Layoffs15 of the 17 Cook County Board members have signed on as co-sponsors to budget amendments that Board President Toni Preckwinkle says will close the shortfall caused by the repeal of the county's unpopular sweetened beverage tax.
Preckwinkle Outlines Plan To Make Up For Loss Of Soda Tax RevenueWhen commissioners voted to repeal the much-maligned sweetened beverage tax, they knew they would have to make up for $200 million in lost revenue.
Fioretti To Run Against Preckwinkle For Cook County Board PresidentThe former Chicago alderman announced Monday he’s challenging Toni Preckwinkle in the Democratic primary for Cook County Board President.
Budget Meetings Begin To Close $200M Soda Tax GapCook County's budget hearings have begun this week under the cloud of a deficit created by the eradication of the soda tax.
Cook County Board Overwhelmingly Votes To Repeal Soda TaxThe 15-2 vote reflected the overwhelming opposition the tax faced among Cook County residents.
Cook County Finance Committee Votes 15-1 To Can The Soda TaxThe Cook County Finance Committee has voted 15-1 to approve a plan to repeal the controversial sweetened beverage tax, effective Dec. 1.