Cook County hiring freeze in effect
June 27, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is ordering a hiring freeze involving some unfilled county jobs as she unveils her new budget plan.
The county is facing a $267 million budget gap for the next fiscal year. That's because of the planned cut in the sales tax rate and a drop in revenue in the county healthcare system.
The overall budget gap is smaller than it has been the last couple of years.
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