CHICAGO - While some Cook County, Ill., commissioners are worried that a political scandal over the sudden departure of the county's chief financial officer could affect its bond rating, credit analysts say that's unlikely and are more concerned about the potential impact of a proposed cutback in the unpopular sales tax hike pushed through last year.

Commissioners last week called a special meeting to review the county's finances in light of the resignation of CFO Donna Dunnings on April 17 at the request of board President Todd Stroger.

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