The Cook County Board is scheduled to vote on Todd Stroger's latest attempt at highway robbery, in the face of his adamant refusal to cut any of his cronies' job or other bloat in the budget. He wants to add more bloat. Nine board members are saying no to Stroger's bloated budget and proposed tax increase. Please feel free to encourage the others to say no, or at least enough of them to keep this mess from passing.
Call any or all of these folks, who have been inclined to approve the Toddler's bloated mess of a budget.
* William Beavers, South Side and south suburbs: 312-603-2067 and 773-731-1515.
* Jerry "Iceman" Butler, Near South Side, south suburbs: 312-603-6391.
* Earlean Collins, West Side, west suburbs: 312-603-4566 and 773-626-2184.
* John Daley, South and Southwest Sides, southwest suburbs: 312-603-4400.
* Joseph Mario Moreno, Southwest Side, Cicero: 312-603-5443 and 773-927-7154.
* Joan Patricia Murphy, south suburbs: 312-603-4216 and 708-389-2125.
* Deborah Sims, South Side, south suburbs: 312-603-6381 and 708-371-4251.
* Robert Steele, Near North, West and South Sides: 312-603-3019 and 773-722-0140.
And, of course, Todd Stroger himself. His numbers are 312-603-6400 and 312-603-5500.