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Feeling the heat, Todd?

Dennis Byrne 31 March 2008 No Comment

Why didn’t someone tell us sooner that we could free ourselves from the clutches of Cook County?

Yes, it’s legally possible, but practically impossible, for suburban townships to secede from the county and its oppressive taxes, bloated payrolls, insider dealings and pathetic leadership. Still, it might be worth the effort. After all, if you can’t beat them, leave them.

Several Palatine government officials, pushed to the limit by the county’s recent sales tax increase, which may send shoppers scooting across the county line into adjacent Lake County, are discussing secession as something more than a stunt. Lost business and lost sales tax revenues are the price that the village and its businesses may pay for Cook County’s budgetary dereliction and other mischief.

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