Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle talks tax hikes

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle talks tax hikes
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle talks tax hikes

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle talks tax hikes

On January 1, residents of Cook County will start paying more in sales tax. The increase was the brainchild of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, who says the move is necessary to raise about $500 million a year. Now, she says the county is faced with another choice: Either cut 200 jobs, or raise the hotel tax to raise another $20 million. Preckwinkle joins us to talk through that proposal and the financial outlook for the county. (WBEZ/File)