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Cook County Board to examine high disparity in water rates

Commissioner Richard Boykin proposed the hearing after an investigation by the Chicago Tribune found that residents in the region’s lowest-income communities pay more for their water — as much as six times more — than those in the wealthiest towns. The Tribune also found that residents of towns with majority African-American populations pay a monthly water bill that is 20 percent higher than towns with majority white populations…Please click here for Cecilia Reyes, Patrick M. O’Connell and Ted Gregory’s story in the Tribune.

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