Mayor Doesn't Seem Worried About Preckwinkle Hotel Tax PlanThe head of the Chicago’s official tourism agency has warned a planned Cook County hotel tax could hurt the city’s convention industry, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel seemed less concerned.
Preckwinkle Expects Approval Of New Ammunition TaxCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has said she has enough votes to approve a new countywide tax on ammunition for handguns and rifles.
Preckwinkle Drops Amusement-Tax Idea: CommissionerThere had been a lot of opposition to the amusement tax hike, which would have hit cable-television customers, bowlers, golfers and others involved with for-profit sports activities.
On Heels Of Sales Tax Hike, Preckwinkle Seeking To Tax Cable TV, Golf, BowlingThree months after pushing through a plan to raise sales taxes by a penny on the dollar, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is seeking some more new taxes to balance the budget next year.
Report: County Animal-Control Officers Are Paid For Commuting To, From HomeThe Inspector General's 15-page report also refers to Cook County's animal control unit as "efficiently operated," but says there is an "over-reliance on euthanasia."
County To Spend $500,000 On New "Restorative Justice" Anti-Violence ProgramCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle met with a group of anti-violence activists on the South Side on Wednesday, and announced the county would spend $500,000 on so-called “restorative justice” programs in an effort to help prevent ex-cons from going back to court or jail, and to curb violent crime.
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.
Cook County Board Expected To Consider Sales Tax Hike Next WeekBoard President Toni Preckwinkle is seeking to reinstate the tax -- first enacted during the administration of predecessor Todd Stroger -- primarily to cover the county's pension shortfall.
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.
Report: Preckwinkle Pitching Sales Tax IncreaseThe Cook County Board president campaigned in 2010 in opposition to a one cent tax increase adopted in 2008. After winning, she moved to roll back the tax, eliminating it in 2013.
Cook County Officials Agree Too Many Minor Criminals End Up In JailFour top Cook County officials offered a wide spectrum of opinions Thursday as they talked about resolving problems in the criminal justice system, though all agreed too many people charged with minor crimes end up locked up in jail.