Preckwinkle's 2021 Budget Plan Avoids Tax Hikes, Counts On Extra Money From Online Sales Taxes, Marijuana, And Sports BettingPreckwinkle's spending plan for next year relies on a mix of staffing reductions, increased revenue from existing tax streams, and drawing down on reserve funds.
Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morrison Tests Positive For COVID-19"Fortunately, I am feeling well with very little symptoms. Upon receiving my positive test results, I immediately contacted anyone that I knowingly came in contact with and encouraged them to be tested," Morrison wrote in a post on Twitter.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle Vetoes Plan To Release Addresses Of Confirmed COVID-19 Patients To First Responders"I cannot support the release of this information and am wholly disappointed in the decision to dispute the opinions of our public health experts, including the advice provided by CCDPH’s medical expert, Dr. Rachel Rubin," Preckwinkle wrote in her veto message.
Cook County To Waive Late Fees For 2nd Installment Property Tax Bills For 2 MonthsThe waiver would means property owners would have until Oct. 1 to pay without facing a 1.5% interest penalty. Bills are normally due by Aug. 3.
You Paid For It: Taxpayers On The Hook For Ex-City Worker's Legal FeesSince Helm worked for the city, a state law protects him. Because the allegation falls within the scope of his employment, it is up to the city to "appear and defend against the claim or action."
Cook County Board Approves 3% Tax On Recreational Marijuana; Highest Rate In Chicago To Exceed 40% In Chicago By SummerThe new tax will go into effect on July 1, when the state’s recreational marijuana law allows local governments to begin collecting taxes on legal pot sales.
Cook County Board Raises Age For Buying Tobacco To 21 In Unincorporated AreasCook County commissioners voted Thursday to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products in unincorporated areas from 18 to 21.
Cook County Board Votes To Settle Medical Malpractice CaseCook County Health and Hospitals System CEO John Jay Shannon said Wednesday the settlement is not an admission of malpractice or wrongdoing, but wouldn't comment on the specifics.
County Board Commissioners Propose New Sexual Harassment TrainingThe proposal would make sure elected officials, staff and employees receive training to help prevent harassment.
Cook County Commissioners Want Voters To Have A Say On Legalizing MarijuanaCook County Commissioner John Fritchey said current drug policies waste millions of taxpayer dollars on low-level possession cases,
Cook County Board Overwhelmingly Votes To Repeal Soda TaxThe 15-2 vote reflected the overwhelming opposition the tax faced among Cook County residents.
Soda Tax Supporters Suggest Compromise Ahead Of Repeal VoteIllinois Public Health Institute Elissa Bassler proposed the county should exempt diet drinks from the soda tax, rather than repealing it.
Retailers Say Beverage Sales Down As Much As 47 Percent Due To Soda Tax“I have never, ever seen the outrage and anger that’s being displayed by our customers," said Tony's Fresh Market manager Frank Guiglio.
Sweetened Beverage Tax Opponents Call For Commissioners To RepealCook County Commissioner Richard Boykin has unveiled a 10-point plan to repeal the soft drink tax and make up for the lost revenue.
Sheriff Dart: Preckwinkle's Layoff Plan "Beyond Reckless"“This is just not a way to run any government,” Dart said. “Eviscerating this office is not a way thoughtful people proceed.”