CHICAGO - The Cook County, Ill., Board of Commissioners is poised to vote tomorrow on a $2.9 billion 2009 budget that abandons much of board President Todd Stroger's $740 million borrowing plan and instead relies on spending cuts and anticipated federal stimulus money to help balance the budget.

The compromise plan comes after months of debate over Stroger's plan to borrow $740 million in new-money bonds to pay for pension payments, self-insurance claims, and a number of capital projects.

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