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Stroger gets an earful over taxes in Palatine

Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Chicago Sun-Times

Cook County Board President Todd Stroger pushed through a sales tax hike earlier this year -- giving the Chicago area one of the largest ones in the country --and Monday night, some 200 suburbanites pushed back.

Stroger had called the meeting at Harper College in Palatine to discuss the range of county services offered, but some in the crowd of 200 took advantage of the face time to discuss the sales tax hike.

Once again murmurs about secession from the county were circulating. "The whole philosophy is suicide in a time when gas prices are four times what they were seven years ago and people's disposable income is dropping like a stone," said one man in the crowd.



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