Cook County introduces $8.75 billion budget for 2023

(The Center Square) – Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle unveiled a proposed $8.75 billion budget recommendation, which includes millions in spending for equity programs and pandemic relief with no new tax increases.

The proposed budget is a $1 billion increase from last year’s budget and up $3 billion since 2018, according to the Civic Federation, a nonpartisan government research organization.

Preckwinkle introduced the budget Thursday and discussed what the budget entails.“This year, we will continue to roll out initiatives planned and driven by the recommendations of the Equity Fund Task Force,” she said. “This will be the first year we […]

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