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Op-Ed: How to Balance Cook County's Budget Without Dangerous Layoffs or Soda Tax

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 || By Richard Boykin || OPINION || @maywoodnews

Cook County government headed into Fiscal Year 2017 expecting to balance its budget in part with $68 million in revenue generated by the sweetened beverage tax that narrowly passed the Cook County Board last fall. 562 more words

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Churches Holding Property Tax-Relief Fundraiser This Weekend

By Wren Hagge CBS 2

CBS (CHICAGO) — One hundred Chicago area churches are hosting an afternoon of music and prayer to raise funds for needy home owners facing an average 10 percent increase in Cook County property taxes. 124 more words

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New Policy Will Set Affordable Bond For Non-Violent Crimes

CHICAGO (CBS) — Cook County’s Chief Judge said almost a third of the inmates in the county jail do not have a history of violence – so starting in September, he is ordering judges to set bonds that are affordable so more people will be free, waiting for trial. 257 more words

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Cook County Lays Off More Than 300 Employees

(CBS) – Cook County government announced more 300 layoffs Friday – the first damage done, officials say, while a controversial soda tax is in legal limbo. 215 more words

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Maywood Business Expands Thanks to County Brownfield Grant

Seaway Supply Company owner Tom Engoren inside of his Maywood-based company on July 13. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, along with numerous other elected officials, were at Seaway to announce the results of a brownfield grant. 802 more words

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Remembering the mass murder 51 years ago in this house

Though I was only 11 in the summer of 1966, it was the first time on the south side of Chicago, we had a evening curfew. 469 more words