The votes are in. The Cook County Special Purpose Location Option Sales Tax wins again!

After Tuesday’s election, 2,343 of the voters said yes to the SPLOST with 1,267 voting no.

The SPLOST is something Cook County Manager Bill Twomey said the county definitely needs.

The SPLOST is not a new tax for Cook County. It has been around for the past 15 years. The time had come for the county to either renew or do away with the 1 percent tax the residents have been paying.

The revenue from SPLOST gives the county an extra $10.8 million to work with during a six-year span, but Twomey said not all of that is coming out of residents’ pockets.

For more of this story, see Saturday's edition of The Times.

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