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    Cook County Chief Financial Officer Ammar Rizki and Toni Preckwinkle chief of staff Lanetta Haynes Turner speak during a county budget hearing on Thursday.

    Cook County leaders are leaning on an “executive leadership council” made up of department heads and consultants to iron out the details of how the county will spend its $1 billion windfall from the American Rescue Plan. But the ideas won’t be presented for public approvals until December — and even then, only “near-term initiatives” will be ready for consideration, county finance officials told commissioners Thursday.

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