Commissioner Morrison exasperated by today’s passage of four new taxes by the Cook County Board

Commissioner Morrison exasperated by today’s passage of four new taxes by the Cook County Board

Commissioner Morrison exasperated by today’s passage of four new taxes by the Cook County Board

Chicago, IL – The Cook County Board of Commissioners passed four new taxes today that gives the county another $17.8 million in new tax revenue. The new taxes are: Hotel Tax, Ticket Resellers/Brokers Tax, E-Cigarette & E-Vapor Tax, and a Firearm Ammunition Tax. Commissioner Morrison viewed today’s votes as an example of the county board …

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Commissioner Morrison proposes amendment to close the $22.5M budget hole faced by Cook County for FY2016

Chicago, IL – Cook County Commissioner Sean M. Morrison has submitted an amendment today to close the $22.5 million budget gap faced by Cook County in its FY2016 budget.  The proposed amendment will allow for $22,500,000 of discretionary revenue to be allocated to cover the shortfall in the proposed FY2016 Cook County budget. Commissioner Morrison’s …

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Morrison rejects ammo tax hike, will propose long term Cook County budget plan

CHICAGO – Cook County (Illinois Review) – like the city of Chicago and the state of Illinois – has a budget problem. The governments are spending more than they’re taking in. Instead of focusing on where to cut, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is focused on finding places where she can pull in more revenue. She’s …

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Palos GOP’s Morrison elected and sworn in to succeed Orland’s Gorman on Cook County Board

Palos Township Republican Committeeman Sean Morrison was elected and sworn in Wednesday to Cook County Commissioner Elizabeth “Liz” Doody Gorman’s 17th District seat on the County Board. Gorman last week announced her resignation from the County Board to take a job in the private sector. The selection of longtime Gorman ally Morrison to succeed her …

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Push for Cops to get Heroin OD Cure

Friday, March 13, 2015Daily Southtownby Mike Nolan A Cook County commissioner from the Southland wants to see more police officers equipped with a drug that can prevent heroin overdoses.  Commissioner Elizabeth Gorman, R-Orland Park, introduced a resolution that was adopted by the county board Wednesday, calling for police and other first responders to be trained in …

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Sled hill closed for now, but changes coming to Swallow Cliff

By Lauren ZumbachChicago Tribune contact the reporter Sledding enthusiasts won’t be able to zoom down the 100-foot slope at Swallow Cliff Woods nearPalos Park this winter, but officials of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County said they’re working to build a “new and improved” recreation area there. Winter events offer alternative to hibernation“It’s a site that’s being heavily …

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Gorman Endorsed for Re-election by the Chicago Tribune

17th District (southwest, west and northwest suburbs): Republican incumbent Elizabeth Doody Gorman has only a gentle challenge from Democrat Jim Hickey (no survey), who heads the Orland Fire Protection District. Hickey didn’t complete our election questionnaire, and we weren’t able to reach him. We endorse Gorman with undying gratitude for her persistence in gradually killing the Stroger tax. …

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Commissioner Gorman sponsors resolution to place referendum on county ballot regarding mental health funding in Illinois

0 CommentsChicago, IL – Commissioner Elizabeth “Liz” Doody Gorman has sponsored a resolution asking to place a referendum on the Cook County ballot regarding mental health funding in Illinois. The resolution will be presented for approval at the upcoming Cook County Board of Commissioners meeting to be held this week on Wednesday, July 23.  If passed, …

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