Former alderman Bob Fioretti challenging Toni Preckwinkle

Posted11/13/2017 12:06 PM

Former Chicago Alderman Bob Fioretti wants Toni Preckwinkle's job.

And Fioretti made it clear Monday as he officially announced his candidacy that he plans to use Preckwinkle's massively unpopular tax

increases as a cudgel.

In Cook County, "a penny earned is not a penny saved, it is a penny taxed," Fioretti said in reference to Preckwinkle's much-despised penny-an-ounce sweetened beverage tax that was repealed about last month.

Fioretti, 63, announced his candidacy Monday morning standing in front of two helicopters inside a hangar at the Lansing Municipal Airport --

which he noted has been hit hard by county tax policies.

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