CHICAGO -- The Cook County Board has passed a $2.2 billion budget restoring hundreds of jobs that the board president tried to cut in his original proposal.

The budget calls for no new debt and no property tax increases, and came in about $1 million higher than the original proposal by the board's president, Richard Phelan. It does earmark $24 million to conclude the design and planning of a new Cook County Hospital. Consultants earlier this year said the long-contemplated 464-bed hospital would probably cost about $500 million.

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