Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle released the preliminary Cook County budget for next year and she projects a 12 percent or $267.5 million gaping budget hole. And that's the good news. Next year it will be harder. Much harder.
Emanuel and Preckwinkle this week released a joint budget efficiency report that revealed that the two governments have saved taxpayers $20 million in the last six months. It also revealed a difference in public relations between the two.