The controversial 1% increase in Cook County’s sales tax will stand after the Board of Commissioners failed last week to overturn board President Todd Stroger’s veto of a tax repeal.

Opponents of the tax increase enacted last year failed to muster the 14 votes needed to override the veto. Eleven of the 17 commissioners voted to override. Commissioners in a surprise move this month voted 12 to 3 to repeal the tax.

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