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Preckwinkle Faces Palatine Residents

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Preckwinkle Faces Palatine Residents
Preckwinkle Faces Palatine Residents

Cook County president Toni Preckwinkle

Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle on Monday night headed out to northwest suburban Palatine for a village board meeting.

Scheduled to be the main topic of discussion: the return that Palatine residents are getting on the roughly $20 million that village residents there send to county coffers.

State Sen. Matt Murphy, a Palatine Republican, said at the time Palatine gets about $2 back for every $7 it sends to Cook County, the Daily Herald reported.

The question has been raised in the past, and at various times Palatine and other nearby communities have talked about seceding and creating a new Lincoln County.

"We are hoping that this is the first of many opportunities to have President Preckwinkle out to engage the residents here in the village of Palatine," said Palatine Mayor Jim Schwantz in advance of the 7 p.m. meeting, according to Palatine Patch.

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