City-County Collaboration Saves $20.5 Million

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle met Tuesday with the members of the City-County Collaboration committee to receive the second quarterly update on their progress. The report shows that the two governments have secured more than $20 million in savings or additional revenue by working together in several key areas.

“President Preckwinkle and I are deeply committed to protecting every dollar of taxpayer money and ensuring the best government for the people of Chicago and Cook County,” said Mayor Emanuel. “This unprecedented collaboration has saved $20 million so far, and every day we are finding new opportunities to provide better services while saving money.”

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