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    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle presides over a vote to approve the 2024 budget during a special board meeting Nov. 16, 2023. [Livestream]

    The Cook County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a $9.26 billion annual budget for 2024 during a special meeting Thursday.

    Commissioners approved a budget with almost two dozen amendments to Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s original proposal. Amendments included additional funding for maternal health, oral and dental staff within Cook County Health and a new disaster response fund that next year will help the county care for migrants.

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