Cook County elected officials that came up short on recommended budget cuts face a noon deadline to fully comply today. Those who don’t risk having their budgets slashed directly by commissioners. A letter again requesting the 10% cut went to the Assessor, Board of Review, Chief Judge, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Public Defender, Sheriff, and State’s Attorney. Those departments fell short of the mark, suggested cuts outside of their departments, refused to cut at all, or miscalculated their savings.

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