- Associated Press - Saturday, January 18, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says she takes full responsibility for her campaign missing a federal tax payment in 2010.

The Preckwinkle campaign collected $10,384 in payroll taxes from staffers during the fourth quarter of that year without sending the money to the Internal Revenue Service. Preckwinkle says she learned about what she called an oversight in September and has paid the taxes and an additional penalty of about $1,300.

The missed tax payment was first reported by Crain’s Chicago Business, whose reporters discovered a federal tax lien filed against the campaign during a regular review of public records.

Preckwinkle said Friday that the error won’t damage her reputation as a fiscal manager.

She is running unopposed for re-election in the March 18 Democratic primary.



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