Preckwinkle may tax video poker, slot machines
Otcober 14, 2012 (WLS) -- In an effort to raise money, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle may apply a tax on all video poker and slot machines in the county.
The tax would be $800 a year per machine.
That would only raise about $1 million and the county has a budget hole of $115 million.
The county would levy the tax using its home rule authority.
Full details of the plan won't be released until Preckwinkle presents her budget proposal on Thursday.
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