Preckwinkle: Tax Golf, Bowling, Cable


By Bill Cameron, WLS News

Just when you thought the tax hikes were done for now, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle has proposed two more tax increases on top of the penny-on-the-dollar county sales tax hike previously approved.

At the Cook County Board Meeting, Preckwinkle proposed to slap the 3% county amusement tax on a round of golf, bowling and cable TV.

“It’s very modest, it’s very modest,” Preckwinkle said.

She argues, don’t blame her.

“In this state, for a very long time, we have not met our obligations and responsibilities and so people who have the misfortune to be in executive positions now are struggling with challenges that have been bequeathed to them by their predecessor’s inaction, inability [and] irresponsibility.”

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Another new proposed county tax is on e-cigarettes.


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