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    Cook County officials answer budget questions during a media briefing Wednesday. [Livestream]

    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is expected to unveil a $9.14 billion spending proposal for 2024 during her annual budget address Thursday before the Cook County Board of Commissioners. 

    During a presentation to reporters Wednesday, county budget officials revealed the budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year — consisting of a proposed $7.63 billion operating budget and a $1.51 billion proposed capital budget for debt service and pension obligations.

    County officials also laid out a plan to temporarily sustain and assess long-term funding for programs that are currently being funded by one-time allocations of federal pandemic relief money. 

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