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Cook County Budget Deficit

Alcohol Tax Hike OKed By County Board

Posted 11.15.2011 | Chicago

Updated story A proposal increasing alcohol taxes by 50 percent in Cook County was approved Monday by the county board, even as some feared the add...

Cook County Commissioners Say 'No' To Mandated Furloughs

Posted 11.21.2011 | Chicago

Two Cook County commissioners lashed out Tuesday against a County Board mandate requiring them to join the majority of the county's employees in takin...

Can YOU Fix Cook County's Deficit?

The Huffington Post | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 10.09.2011 | Chicago

How would you fix Cook County’s $315 million budget shortfall? An interactive “Budget” section launched Tuesday on the Cook County government we...

Cook County Government Shuts Down For A Day To Save Money

Posted 06.22.2011 | Chicago

Most offices of the Cook County government are shut down on Friday, in an effort to reduce the county's massive budget deficit. The county's 16 hea...