Advocates say raising taxes on the average Cook County property by $15 per year would be enough to put the forest preserves on firm financial ground. [Facebook/Forest Preserves District of Cook County]

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and key members of the county board of commissioners signaled they will consider asking voters for permission to raise their own property taxes in an effort to bolster the county’s 77,000-acre Forest Preserve District.

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