CHICAGO — Setting the stage for a fresh effort to repeal a sales tax increase in Cook County, Ill., Gov. Pat Quinn Saturday signed into law a measure that makes it easier for the Board of Commissioners to override the county president’s veto.

The law lowers the number of votes the 17-member board needs to override a presidential veto to 11 from 14. It’s the latest in a series of efforts to repeal part or all of the wildly unpopular one percentage point sales tax increase sponsored by County President Todd Stroger.

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