Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says she's open to privatizing some county services to help solve a major budget shortfall.Preckwinkle said the county is facing a $116 million budget shortfall this fiscal year and a $300 million deficit next year."
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says the county is in deep financial trouble. She said the county is running a major deficit not just through this year, but also into the next fiscal year.
UPDATED THURSDAY MORNING: I was a little off on my ancient history in the original version of this piece regarding Chicagofest and Taste of Chicago (see bullet points numbers one and two below) and Whet Moser has corrected me on that in Chicago maga
The city’s been holding a garage sale of sorts in recent years, auctioning off its assets: The Chicago Skyway, the infamous parking meters and then the proposal to sell the rights to operate Midway International Airport.Now comes word that our music and cultural festivals are up for grabs, inc