Commissioners made quick work of Board business Wednesday, flying through committee agendas without debate in time for the Finance Committee to kick off only 20 minutes behind schedule, and for the business of the full board to wrap by 12:30 p.m. The day’s only sticking points were discussions of the county’s finances–spurred in part by the impending beverage tax, one commissioner said.

Commissioner Jeffrey Tobolski (D-16) had a series of pointed questions for officials from the Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) and the Sheriff’s office. He said he expected there to be more attention to the county’s budget as customers begin noticing the county’s beverage tax, which goes into effect July 1.

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