Preckwinkle Eyes Cutting Forest Preserve Cops, Hiking Court Fees

December 8, 2010  |  

(Chicago Sun Times) — Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle released a plan Tuesday for her first term in office that could jettison the controversial Forest Preserve police to cut costs and generate revenues by raising or expanding court and other fees.  The 26-page report prepared for Preckwinkle by her transition team focuses on putting the county’s fiscal house in order while professionalizing a $3 billion government tarnished by scandal. She released the sweeping recommendations just one day after she was sworn in.

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