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Cook County Sales Tax

Stroger Hedging On Sales Tax Veto Threat

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Thrown to the political wolves by the powerful Daley family, embattled Cook County Board President Todd Stroger now says he might not veto a surprise ...

Cook County Board Votes To Repeal Sales Tax Increase, Stroger To Veto

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) - The Cook County Board has voted 12-3 to repeal a 1 percent sales tax enacted last year, but the move could be short-lived. Cook County...

Cook County Sales Tax Hike Could Be Completely Rolled Back: John Daley

Daily Herald | Rob Olmstead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Board Finance Chairman John Daley isn't making any promises, but he's considering signing on to a complete rollback of the 1 percent sales...

Cook County Sales Tax Could Be Scaled Back Some, But Stroger Unsure How

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Less than a year before he seeks re-election, Cook County Board President Todd Stroger today asked commissioners to roll back part of the major sales ...

Three Townships Vote To Secede From Cook County, But Will They?

The Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Anger over high sales taxes has driven voters in three Northwest suburbs to vote to secede from Cook County. Actually leaving the county will be anoth...

Cook County Sales Tax Increase Could Be Rolled Back

Daily Herald | John Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County's widely reviled sales tax increase would be rolled back and future hikes restricted under a plan that narrowly passed an Illinois House c...

Three Townships Voting On Secession From Cook County

Chicago Tribune | Jeff Long And Hal Dardick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Three northwest suburban townships are asking residents whether they want to secede from Cook County. The referendum questions in Palatine, Barrington...

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...

If Taxes Were Raised, Why Is Cook County Asking For More Money?

Chicago Sun-Times | Rummana Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Wait, wasn't the county supposed to be flush with money after hiking the sales tax earlier this year? It was March when Todd Stroger's sales tax incr...

Stroger Says No New Taxes In County Budget

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Months after convincing commissioners to approve a one-penny-on-the-dollar sales tax increase, Cook County Board President Todd Stroger said Wednesday...

Cook County Sales Down 12 Percent In First Month Of New Sales Tax

Daily Herald | Rob Olmstead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County sales dropped 11.94% in one month after the county instituted its new tax, new data released Tuesday shows, but just how much of that drop...

Cook County Board Offers Small Sales Tax Rebate

Chicago Tribune | Hal Dardick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Months after raising the county sales taxes by a percentage point, the Cook County Board today approved partial rebates to retailers that build new sh...