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Cook County commissioners approves $8B budget

The Cook County Board of Commissioners approved on Nov. 18 a balanced $8 billion FY2022 budget which aims to address the county’s ongoing pandemic response efforts while not increasing taxes or cutting critical services.

The 17-0 vote follows a month of departmental hearings, commissioner questions and public meetings.

“Strong financial management and a willingness to make tough decisions over the last 10 years has helped develop this $8 billion balanced budget," said Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. “This is a budget reflecting our values and a commitment to advancing equity. I’m proud of our work to . . .

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