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Cook County Debt

'Staggering': Cook County Households' Share Of Local Debt

Posted 08.22.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas was astonished by the amount of local government debt that Chicago-area households hold, according to a report rele...

Tribune To Cook County: Downsize Now

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Out here in the real world, the temptation of easy debt has (a) let people foolishly live beyond their means and (b) stuck all of us federal taxpayers...

What Tax Hike? County Borrowing $740 Million To Pay Bills

Chicago Sun-Times | Mark J. Konkol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It took some backroom negotiations for Cook County President Todd Stroger to score enough votes to give his cousin, chief financial officer Donna Dunn...