CHICAGO - With a hard-won sales tax increase in hand, Cook County, Ill., plans to enter the market tomorrow with $150 million of tax anticipation notes in a deal that marks the county's first market trip to raise new money under the administration of Todd Stroger and his hand-picked finance chief.

Proceeds from the note sale will supplement the county's operating cash until sales tax revenue begins to flow into government coffers later this year. The transaction comes a week after the county implemented a controversial 1% sales tax increase that pushed Chicago's sales tax to 10.25% - the highest in the nation.

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