Suffredin- Changing County Government  
 

Accountability
Forest Preserves
Public Safety
Cook County Budget
Forest Pres. Budget
Property Tax Appeal
Health & Hospitals
Land Bank Authority
Policy Resolutions
Unsung Heroine

 

   
 
   
   
 
   
     
  Office phone numbers:  
   
 
 

The Cook County Code of Ordinances are the current laws of Cook County.

   
 

Search current and proposed Cook County Legislation in Larry's exclusive legislative library.

   
  The Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange trade 60% of the world futures contracts.
   
     
     
     



Garcia avoids public tiff with Preckwinkle, delays plan for county revenue forecasting commission

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Chicago Tribune
by Gregory Pratt

Garcia avoids public tiff with Preckwinkle, delays plan for county revenue forecasting commission

Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia on Wednesday deferred his proposal to create a revenue forecasting commission that would give the board independent financial analyses, delaying a public battle with Board President Toni Preckwinkle.

The measure to create a Congressional Budget Office-style panel, dubbed the Consensus Revenue Commission, had placed Garcia at odds with Preckwinkle, who Garcia serves as floor leader.

ADVERTISING

Through spokeswoman Joanna Klonsky, Garcia said he’ll continue to build support from the public and fellow commissioners over the summer.

Earlier in the week, Garcia said he has six votes so far and hailed the proposal as “an example of what good government can be.”

“As a complement to the work of the county’s chief financial officer, this entity would serve as a research arm and assist commissioners in fully understanding how much money we need to operate Cook County and where the needed revenue should come from,” he said.

READ MORE: Preckwinkle, Garcia at odds over independent financial analysis commission »

Preckwinkle’s office, meanwhile, released a statement opposing the measure, saying it is not “at this time” an “appropriate use of tax dollars.” Her office said it’s redundant and unnecessary, due to the administration’s strong track record of financial forecasting, and would cost more than $600,000 per year.

“Incurring additional expenses at a time when we continue to face financial challenges and have to make difficult decisions on how to balance our budget would be irresponsible,” spokeswoman Becky Schlikerman said in a statement.

Garcia disputed the cost, estimating it will be far less.

gpratt@chicagotribune.com

Twitter @royalpratt

READ MORE: Preckwinkle: Cook County facing 'difficult and challenging' $82 million budget shortfall »



Recent Headlines

Pappas: There's help for senior citizens struggling to pay Cook County property taxes
Friday, December 14, 2018
Special to suffredin.org

Cook County Public Guardian sues DCFS: “Abject moral and human rights failure”
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Capitol Fax

Borrow $10B to help stabilize city pensions along with legal pot, casino and benefit cuts: Rahm
Thursday, December 13, 2018
The Daily Line

CTA Moves Forward with Major Red Line Projects:
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Special to suffredin.org

Cook County repeals lower parking-app tax rate
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Crain's Chicago Business

How local suburbs voted in Cook County minimum wage/paid sick leave advisory referenda
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
The Bugel

Cook County restores tax on parking apps before January cut took effect
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Chicago Tribune

County Board to take on taxes,toilets at Wednesday meeting
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Chicago Sun-Times

PRECKWINKLE’s tax tweak — Details on BURKE raids — State REPUBLICANS look for hope — SUMMERS’ tirade
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Illinois Politico

Woman, 19, arrested after escaping police custody at Cook County courthouse
Sunday, December 09, 2018
WLS ABC Chicago 7

Here's an exciting prospect: A boring assessor's office
Saturday, December 08, 2018
Crain's Chicago Business

Sheriff starts unique inmate program to combat Chicago's gun epidemic
Thursday, December 06, 2018
RTV 6 Indianapolis

Staff feud at tax appeals board turns nasty
Wednesday, December 05, 2018
Crain's Chicago Business

Cook County Tax Bills Posted Online Three Months Early
Wednesday, December 05, 2018
CBS Chicago

County Board makes it easier to choose Preckwinkle successor
Tuesday, December 04, 2018
Chicago Sun-Times

New Cook County assessor vows end to favoritism as he takes office
Monday, December 03, 2018
Crain's Chicago Business

New Cook County Board members sworn in Monday
Monday, December 03, 2018
Chicago Tribune

Cook County referendums: 'Yes' to everything
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Chicago City Wire

Glenview to discuss Cook County minimum wage, paid sick leave ordinances in December
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Chicago Tribune

Wilmette reverses course, fully adopts both county minimum wage and sick time rules
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Chicago Tribune

all news items

Paid for by Larry Suffredin and not at taxpayer expense. A Haymarket Production.
^ TOP