Toni Preckwinkle Says 2012 Earliest She Would Roll Back County Sales Tax

07/19/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Democratic Cook County Board President candidate Toni Preckwinkle said today that she won't eliminate the rest of a controversial county sales tax increase until 2012 at the earliest.

That's because budget experts told her next year's shortfall could reach $500 million due to a poor economy, elimination of federal stimulus cash and the already-approved half-cent sales tax reduction.

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