Toni Preckwinkle campaigned for county board president as a tax slasher but later pushed new and increased levies. Debate rages over whether she has imposed enough austerity on county government to justify a course correction on taxes.
Despite a clear lack of specific details from the President-elect, a BGA analysis shows that Chicago could lose at least $3.6 billion in federal aid in 2017 if Donald Trump follows through on his campaign promises.
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