Cook County approves budget to eliminate 321 American jobs

Cook County approves budget with 321 layoffs

By Craig Wall,

The Cook County Board of Commissioners approved a $5.2 billion budget on Tuesday.

The budget includes the layoffs of 321 people and the elimination of 1,017 vacant positions to make up for the $200 million in revenue lost when the sweetened beverage tax was repealed last month.

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