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During rough winter, neighbors knock on Cook County’s door for salt


While many suburbs struggled to stretch salt supplies during one of the snowiest winters on record , Cook County was quietly doling out tons to those in need.

The brutal winter — which saw more than 80 inches of snowfall — left many suburbs close to the end of their supplies, many using less salt as a last resort. And many turned to Cook County for help. The county loaned out 1,339 tons, about 2.8 percent of its salt supply this winter, according to Frank Shuftan, spokesman for Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle…Please click here to read Tina Sfondeles’ story in the Sun-Times.

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