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    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle gives her 2024 budget address on Oct. 5, 2023. [Don Vincent/The Daily Line]

    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle unveiled a $9.14 billion proposed 2024 budget Thursday that includes no new taxes or fees but eliminates hundreds of vacant positions.

    The county board president presented her proposed spending plan, which is a 3.9 percent increase over the previous year’s, during an address before a special meeting of the County Board of Commissioners. The proposed budget consists of a $7.63 billion operating budget and a $1.51 billion capital budget for debt service, capital improvements and pension obligations. 

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