FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2012 file photo, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle speaks at a news conference in Chicago. On Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, Preckwinkle said she was dropp

 

              FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2012 file photo, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle speaks at a news conference in Chicago. On Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, Preckwinkle said she was dropp
FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2012 file photo, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle speaks at a news conference in Chicago. On Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, Preckwinkle said she was dropping her controversial plans for a nickel tax on every bullet but will continue to push for a $25 tax on all firearms. Preckwinkle said the proposed ordinance was more about addressing gun violence than raising money for a county that faces a budget shortfall of more than $260 million. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)