The Cook County board approved a sales tax hike. A South Side art gallery has gained global attention for a controversial installation about Ferguson. 20 years after the deadly heat wave that killed more than 700 people in Chicago, system changes and safeguards have been put into place to try to avoid a future disaster. Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams released their debut album.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said that Rahm Emanuel's proposal to tax some services is going nowhere. Chicago's mayor-elect has said he wants to broaden the sales tax to cover what he called "luxury" services, while lowering the tax rate.
In a surprise move, the Cook County Board of Commissioners voted today to roll back a controversial sales tax increase.At the start of her term, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle had pledged to roll back the sales tax by a quarter of a percent in 2012 and another quarter of a percent in 2
Chicago mayoral candidate Gery Chico keeps trying to get mileage out of rival Rahm Emanuel's proposal to tax some services. The former school board head has been holding press conferences to highlight services he says could be taxed if Emanuel's plan becomes law.