From the office of Cook County Commissioner Tony Peraica…
Let’s not forget that even though the county board approved to cut back the sales tax by a .5 percent reduction , there is still more work to be done.
This was an important step forward for Cook County taxpayers, who are struggling to make ends meet amidst rising unemployment and a growing tax burden.
But it is only a first step.
Unfortunately, we still have the highest sales tax in the nation.
I also invite you to watch my brief video update on the county sales tax as I push for additional tax relief measures, including an ordinance to fully repeal the Stroger sales tax:
Cook County Commissioner