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Toni Preckwinkle Budget 2013

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....

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...