The Jobs' Not Done Yet -- Sales Tax Still Highest in Nation

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:

Tony Peraica
Cook County Commissioner

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