Cook County, Ill., President Toni Preckwinkle last week touted the repeal of a 1% sales tax increase that had made the sales tax rate in Cook and Chicago among the highest in the nation.

Preckwinkle, who campaigned on a vow to eliminate the unpopular tax, which was instituted by former President Todd Stroger, held a press conference with business leaders last week heralding the final repeal.

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