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Cook County Budget 2013

Taxes On Cigarettes In Chicago Hit $6.67 A Pack As Of Friday

Posted 02.28.2013 | Chicago

For smokers fuming over the high price of cigarettes, buying a pack in Cook County will get even more expensive beginning Friday. The start of the...

New Cigarette, Gun Tax Hikes Approved

Posted 11.10.2012 | Chicago

The Cook County Board of Commissioners on Friday handily approved the county's 2013 budget, complete with some $40 million worth of new taxes on the s...

Preckwinkle Drops Contentious Bullet Tax, Keeps Gun Fee

Posted 10.31.2012 | Chicago

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has moved to nix her controversial nickel-per-bullet countywide tax, part of her 2013 budget proposal. ...

Watchdog: County Budget Proposal Good Start, Pension Peril Looms

Reuters | Posted 12.26.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO, Oct 26 (Reuters) - A proposed $2.9 billion fiscal 2013 operating budget for Cook County, Illinois, takes steps to address significant finan...

Cigarettes In Chicago Are About To Get Even More Expensive

Posted 10.18.2012 | Chicago

Cigarettes in Chicago are about to get even pricier, per the budget proposal introduced Thursday by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. P...

Preckwinkle Considering New Countywide Gambling Tax

Posted 10.15.2012 | Chicago

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle may this week announce a new $800 tax on each slot machine and video poker machine in the county as part ...

$267.5 Million Cook County Budget Deficit Projected

Posted 06.28.2012 | Chicago

Cook County will need to contend with a projected $267.5 million shortfall in its next budget, Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced Wednesday. ...