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Is Stroger Ready to Make a Deal?

Steve Patterson 27 February 2008 No Comment

Cook County Board President Todd Stroger appears to have enough votes to pass a series of tax increases today.

But it remains unclear whether he is willing to make the concessions needed to close the deal.

County budget deal ready if Stroger agrees

Commissioners and labor union leaders say Stroger will get the votes if he:

• • Scales back his plan to increase spending 7 percent and add 1,100 new employees to the payroll.

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