News from President Toni Preckwinkle

President Preckwinkle Discusses 2013 Budget with the Sun-Times Editorial Board


 From the October 18, 2012 edition of Chicago

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is relying on smokers, gamblers, gun-toters and even the federal government to balance the county’s budget in 2013, she announced Thursday.

She’s proposing a $1-a-pack tax hike on cigarettes and, as first reported by the Sun-Times, a new so-called violence tax that would cost gun owners a nickel-a-bullet and $25 per firearm they purchase in stores across Cook County.

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