I have received this email from many, friends and family. They think of me immediately when something happens in Cook County. This email has been going around for a while now, but it's worth posting.
Please pardon this non-business related interruption into your work day, but I thought that if you reside in Cook County, this should be of interest to you. If you do not reside in Cook County, once again I apologize for the interruption.
COOK COUNTY is planning to raise the sales tax to 10.25% in November. This will have a negative effect on the lives of consumers in Illinois and obviously, on retail businesses as this will make ours the HIGHEST sales tax rate in the country.
Please take a second to call Todd Stroger's office and petition the increase on the tax!!!!
Please do this now...what do have to lose (other than your money)? I did it and it only took a minute and it is FULLY AUTOMATED, AND EASY!!!
This takes literally seconds. It only took about 15 SECONDS to punch in my vote.
CALL 1-312 -603-6400.
Press option 1, then option 2, and then VOTE AGAINST INCREASE (OPTION 2)