BOB FIORETTI: “NO MORE EXCUSES! THE LATE ISSUANCE OF COOK COUNTY RESIDENT’S PROPERTY TAX BILLS DEMONSTRATES, YET ANOTHER FAILURE OF, THE UNACCOUNTABLE, TONI PRECKWINKLE!”
Chicago, IL – Today, Bob Fioretti, candidate for Cook County Board President, released a statement regarding Cook County’s late issuance of property tax bills to county residents. Fioretti declared, “Municipalities are struggling to make payroll and banks cannot calculate entire mortgage payments — leaving borrowers without accurate monthly payments, while risking the inability to claim major federal tax deductions on their income taxes. In 2018, Toni Preckwinkle ran her campaign for re-election highlighting her ability to provide taxpayers with timely tax bills. Now, just four-years later, Cook County property tax bills that should have been issued during the June – July time period, and paid in August, are now projected to be delayed until early 2023.”
“Toni Preckwinkle must account for her utter failure on this major issue and take responsibility for her complete lack of leadership,” Fioretti continued.
“No more excuses! The late issuance of Cook County resident’s property tax bills demonstrates, yet another failure of, the unaccountable, Toni Preckwinkle! Whether it is a store, factory, bank, hospital, or any other type of operation or business — leadership is required in order to proactively manage unexpected problems or concerns, minor or major. In this particular case, we are dealing with the second largest county in the United States and an $8 billion budget,” Fioretti stated.
Fioretti added, “Now, as a reactive response measure, Toni Preckwinkle is using Cook County taxpayer dollars to bail herself out of a crisis during her re-election — offering $500 million in interest free loans as a stopgap to bridge major countywide shortfalls. Once again, residents, specifically middle-class taxpayers, are left footing the bill, with no return-on-investment, due to the repeated incompetence and failures of entrenched Cook County officials like Toni Preckwinkle.”
"As Cook County residents, we must demand accountability from our elected officials and not settle for the status quo. If we want to fix the mounting problems facing our county, we must enact the change required to do so. That change starts with electing new, independent leaders — free from special interests — that enact responsible, common-sense policies, and places Cook County residents first! Cook County deserves better than the failed attempt at leadership by County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. I am Bob Fioretti, and I am asking for your vote on November 8th.”
To learn more about Bob Fioretti and his campaign for Cook County Board President, visit www.FiorettiForCook.com.