Cook County facing $82 million shortfall

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CHICAGO — Cook County is looking at a budget shortfall next near of more than $80 million.

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says it’s going to be difficult to manage the $82 million hole.

The county board says it’s going to try to cut spending, instead of adding new taxes.

Preckwinkle says the county lost out on $200 million in revenue by eliminating the unpopular sweetened beverage tax last year. It was only in place for a few months.

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