Todd Stroger’s allies on the Cook County Board today voted to uphold his veto of the tax repeal ordinance passed by the County Board.

This is a direct slap in the face to the County taxpayers — especially low income families — who are suffering in this down economy.

The tax increase is threatening employers and jobs.

Please click here to read Commissioner Peraica’s statement on today’s vote.

You can see my “live tweets” from today’s county board meeting by clicking here.