Cook County Repeals Stroger Sales Tax

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced Wednesdasy the one percent drop in Cook County's sales tax rate.

Cook County taxpayers will be spending less money at the cash register from now on. The county sales tax dropped to .75 percent on January 1, effectively repealing the one percent sales tax hike former County Board President Todd Stroger introduced during his tenure.

"I kept my promise to residents to eliminate the sales tax hike, the most significant pledge of my 2010 campaign," said current board president Toni Preckwinkle at press conference on Wednesday. "I have worked hard since taking office to ensure that families and businesses can trust county government again."

According to Preckwinkle, the repeal will save consumers in Cook County $440 million "over the life of the rollback." 

The decline in tax revenue will now force Cook County to remain efficient and innovative in future budgets, she added.

"We made the choice to cut taxes on everyday items a majority of residents need," Preckwinkle said. "I don't think a one percent decrease is symbolic. It's significant."

Neal January 03, 2013 at 06:33 PM
Thank you Toni! I love politicians that keep thier promises. It's a rare thing to see these days..
Sandra Levin January 04, 2013 at 05:06 PM
Thank you Ms. Preckwinkle, it was a joy to finally have that oppressive tax rate rollilng back and my customers are much happier. Now if we could work on the disparate rate of property tax paid and services received in the Northwest Suburbs, that would be great! Keep up the good work.
Chicago Food Guy January 06, 2013 at 08:33 AM
Must be nice to keep a promise on something that shouldn't have been there in the first place...big deal. Now lets repeal the Quinn income tax rate increase of 67% from 2011.
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