Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Thursday presented a proposed $6.9 billion budget recommendation for fiscal year 2021 that addresses the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic without increasing taxes or cutting critical services.
“This 2021 budget is balanced with no tax increases or the need for immediate federal help. This has been in part possible because we have avoided quick fixes and one-time solutions,” Preckwinkle said. “We’ve done the hard work and heavy lifting. We’ve instilled sound fiscal discipline since taking office. We were not immune to the financial pressures of . . .