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New $25 'Violence Tax' On Guns Goes Into Effect

Posted 04.01.2013 | Chicago

This is no April Fools prank: Monday marks the first day Cook County's newest gun tax is in effect, tacking an extra $25 on each new firearm purchase....

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. ...

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 Proposes Bullet Tax To Curb Crime

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 12.18.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — As Chicago struggles to quell gang violence that has contributed to a jump in homicides, a top elected official wants to tax the sale ...

Preckwinkle Floats Cook County 'Violence Tax' For Gun Owners

Posted 10.09.2012 | Chicago

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has floated a new proposal aimed at addressing the overwhelming impact of gun violence on the county's co...