Cook County Offers $2.9 Billion Bond-Free Budget Plan
- 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.
- 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 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.
- Cook County Turns to Budget Matters; Stroger's Future Uncertain. Carvlin, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;6/15/2006, Vol. 356 Issue 32403, p3
The article reports on the debates concerning budget proposals for 2007 in Cook County, Illinois. The region has suffered deficits on their budget in the later part of 2006, this has made the arguments within the Board of Commissioners to either focus on the shortage or make strong budget plans...
- 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...
- 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...
- County Board should reject Stroger budget. // Crain's Chicago Business;1/10/2005, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p12
This article reports that before taking money out of taxpayers' pockets, government has the responsibility to do what it reasonably can to limit its spending. The $3.05-billion fiscal 2005 budget proposed last week by Cook County, Illinois Board President John Stroger fails that standard....
- Cook County, III., Leader Says Tax Changes May Shrink Gap. Carvlin, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;11/22/2004, Vol. 350 Issue 32015, p4
Reports on Cook County, Illinois board president John Stroger's proposed tax changes to balance a shortfall in the fiscal 2006 budget. Estimated shortfall in the budget; Proposed increase in sales tax; Proposed taxation for equipment leasing.
- Cook County, Ill., Board Breaks With President Over Budget. Carvlin, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;12/10/2003, Vol. 346 Issue 31778, p6
Reports that the Board of Commissioners in Cook County, Illinois, have postponed a vote on 2004 budget. Failure of board president John Stroger to gather enough votes for budget proposal; Alternatives to bring in revenue and cut expenses; Reduction of budget.