Last week, Cook County Comm. Larry Suffredin (D-13) had 16 commissioners lined up to create a ballot measure asking voters to hike their own taxes for the Forest Preserves District of Cook County, he said.

Then Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle weighed in.

“The president told me over the weekend she will not be in favor of it, and that took away support from a number of commissioners who had been in favor,” Suffredin told reporters on Tuesday. After Preckwinkle made her decision, Suffredin said he counted just five remaining supporters.

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