Cook County CFO Ammar Rizki on how to spend $1 billion

The COVID-19 pandemic put Cook County in the position of having to overseeing triage and recovery for more than 120 suburban municipalities — first with CARES Act funds and now with $1 billion in aid from the American Rescue Plan. Cook County Chief Financial Officer Ammar Rizki sat down with The Daily Line’s Alex Nitkin to talk about how the county got into position to weather the pandemic’s fiscal storm without hiking taxes, and how county leaders are hoping to make the federal money last while following through on a pledge not to spend any of the dollars on policing or incarceration.

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