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1/2 Percent Roll Back Approved By Cook County Board

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Nov 17, 2009 6:15PM

2009_11_cook_county_logo_again.jpg With a new law in effect limiting the number of votes required to override a Stroger veto, the Cook County Commissioners took another crack at rolling back the sales tax increase by one percent has fallen short. According to a tweet from Com. Tony Peraica, the votes were 10 NOs, 6 YESes, and 1 absent. In another tweet, Peraica identified the YES votes as himself and Commissioners Claypool, Gorman, Goslin, Schneider, and Silvestri.

According to Peraica, the commissioners are currently debating and preparing for a roll call vote on a 1/2 percent rollback. We'll update as soon as we hear anything regarding results of that vote.

Update: Peraica reports the 1/2 percent roll back has been approved by a 12-5 vote.