Despite the Chicagoland Chamber's support of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's efforts to put together a responsible Cook County budget, chamber officials oppose her proposed amusement tax increase, maintaining it would be "another financial burden on residents and businesses."
"Families and businesses are already struggling to absorb the sales tax increase passed by Cook County just this summer," a statement from the chamber said. "This new tax increase proposal on cable TV, which is the only affordable entertainment option for some people, will again take money out of their pockets and lower their standard of living. An expanded amusement tax will negatively impact job growth and economic development in Chicagoland."
More information about the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and its positions on issues affecting its members and the area can be found online at www.ChicagolandChamber.org.