Cook County, III., Leader Says Tax Changes May Shrink Gap
- Cook County's New Taxes. Carvlin, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;10/31/2003, Vol. 346 Issue 31752, p1
Reports that Cook County, Illinois, Board of Commissioners president John Stroger has decided to seek an increase in the sales tax and the creation of a lease tax to hold off a projected shortfall in his proposed budget for fiscal year 2004. Factors that Stroger claims has forced him to...
- Budget face-off tests Stroger's grip. Hinz, Greg // Crain's Chicago Business;11/3/2003, Vol. 26 Issue 44, p3
The article focuses on John Stroger's risky decision to press for higher taxes in his proposed 2004 budget, an action that finally has brought a tussle between the wily County Board veteran and a group of newly elected insurgents. Mr. Stroger, the board's president, says he had no choice but to...
- Cook Country President Proposes New Taxes to Close Shortfall. Carvlin, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;1/6/2005, Vol. 351 Issue 32044, p32
The article reports that Cook County, Illinois, Board President John Stroger introduced a $3.04 billion fiscal year 2005 budget proposal that seeks to establish a 2% hospitality industry tax and an amusement tax to close what he said is a $73 million budget shortfall. Stroger's budget would...
- Cook County Offers $2.9 Billion Bond-Free Budget Plan. Carvlin, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;10/31/2002, Vol. 342 Issue 31503, p3
Reports that Cook County, Illinois, Board President John Stroger unveiled a proposed 2.9 billion dollar budget that includes several million dollars in additional spending in 2003 as of October 30, 2002. Arrangement through which the increase in spending would be offset; Percentage increase...
- Proposed budget for cook county relies on illegal sales tax. Williamson, Tammy // Bond Buyer;10/30/98, Vol. 326 Issue 30511, p1
Reports on the fiscal 1999 budget presented by Cook County, Illinois board president John Stroger Jr. Budget to increase revenue from a sales tax that has been declared illegal; Stroger's showing of the area's improved health; County's spending plan.
- The problems go beyond Stroger and his tax mess. // Crain's Chicago Business;12/23/96, Vol. 19 Issue 52, p10
Editorial. Comments on the plan of Cook County Board President John Stroger, for a tax increase, which affects every homeowner in Cook County. Public reaction to the plan; Strategy of Stroger for getting the anti-business, anti-homeowner tax increase through the County Board; Information on...
- Critics sniff tax hike scent from County. Hinz, Greg // Crain's Chicago Business;11/04/96, Vol. 19 Issue 45, p3
Reports that Illinois' Cook County Board President John Stroger, is set to unveil his proposed budget. Why Stroger cancelled a session where he was expected to present the $2.2 billion spending plan; Speculations about a possible tax hike; Comments from Commissioner Richard Siebel.
- Cook County Board President Publicizes Cut Requests. Carvlin, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;8/2/2001, Vol. 337 Issue 31194, p3
Reports the publication of 'Opportunities for Cost Savings,' issued by Cook County Board president John Stroger in Cook County, Illinois. Intention in the creation of '100 cuts' on budget requests; Approval of the officials on the budget cuts; Details of the recommendations on budget proposals.
- Stroger pitches break for small biz. // Crain's Chicago Business;10/17/94, Vol. 17 Issue 42, p1
Reports on Cook County Board candidate John Stroger's suggestion on small business taxation in Cook County, Illinois. Imposition of the 16% rate paid by individual property owners rather than the 38% commercial rate.