Budget and Financial News

First steps in planned $700 million for community programs over next several years

Today, the Cook County Board of Commissioners approved a balanced $8 billion FY2022 budget which equitably addresses the County’s ongoing pandemic response efforts while not increasing taxes or cutting critical services.

We are pleased with Fitch Ratings decision to upgrade Cook County’s ratings from A+ to AA- with a stable outlook. Furthermore, S&P also moved the outlook for the County to stable from negative and Moody’s reaffirmed its rating as well.

Despite continued COVID-19 pressures, budget includes no increases to existing taxes  

CHICAGO — Today, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle presented a proposed $8 billion Exe

COOK COUNTY, IL — Outlining an optimistic budget recovering from the financial strain of the coronavirus pandemic, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today released the preliminary forecast for the Count