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Toni Preckwinkle

Toni Preckwinkle
Toni Preckwinkle is the Cook County Board President. She was elected on Nov. 2, 2010.
Toni Preckwinkle is the Cook County Board President. She was elected on Nov. 2, 2010. « Show less

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  • Cook County Board votes to lower business use tax

    Cook County Board votes to lower business use tax
    Cook County commissioners voted Wednesday to lower the tax on certain big-ticket items bought outside the county, but the move won't end lawsuits challenging its legality. The use tax targets companies based in Cook County that go elsewhere to save...
  • Obama returns home to speak about Chicago's gun violence

    Obama returns home to speak about Chicago's gun violence
    President Barack Obama will visit Chicago on Friday, when he will discuss gun violence as he focuses on his economic message from Tuesday's State of the Union address, according to the White House. Obama will "talk about the gun violence that has...
  • Emanuel sends City Council plan to toughen gun penalties

    Emanuel sends City Council plan to toughen gun penalties
    As promised, Mayor Rahm Emanuel today sent the City Council a proposal to increase the potential jail time for certain gun violations in Chicago. The mayor, who supports President Barack Obama's gun control efforts in Washington, has said he doesn't want...
  • New Cook County budget includes $1-a-pack cigarette tax hike

    New Cook County budget includes $1-a-pack cigarette tax hike
    The cost of buying cigarettes and guns in Cook County will rise next year after commissioners today voted 16-1 to approve County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's $2.95 billion budget. In addition to the $1-per-pack increase on a pack of smokes and a...
  • Preckwinkle wants $1-a-pack cigarette tax hike

    Preckwinkle wants $1-a-pack cigarette tax hike
    The tax on pack of smokes would rise by a buck in Cook County next year, which would leave Chicago with the second-highest per-pack tax in the nation, under County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's new budget proposal. Preckwinkle, who is presenting her...
  • Bloomberg super PAC backs Kelly for Jackson Jr. seat

    Bloomberg super PAC backs Kelly for Jackson Jr. seat
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s super political action committee on Friday endorsed former state Rep. Robin Kelly of Matteson in the special Democratic primary that is likely to decide the successor to former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr....
  • Bloomberg targets Halvorson gun stance in race to replace Jackson Jr.

    Bloomberg targets Halvorson gun stance in race to replace Jackson Jr.
    The first TV ad in the special primary election to replace ex-U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. comes from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s super political action committee and targets Democrat Debbie Halvorson’s support of gun owner rights. A...
  • Hutchinson drops out, endorses Kelly in Jackson Jr. contest

    Hutchinson drops out, endorses Kelly in Jackson Jr. contest
    State Sen. Toi Hutchinson dropped out of the 2nd District special Democratic primary Sunday and endorsed ex-state Rep. Robin Kelly in the contest to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress. The move, announced in a morning news release, shakes up the...
  • Kelly wins lottery for top spot on ballot to replace Jackson Jr.

    Kelly wins lottery for top spot on ballot to replace Jackson Jr.
    SPRINGFIELD --- Former state Rep. Robin Kelly of Matteson will get the first spot on the ballot in special Democratic primary for the seat once held by former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. The Illinois State Board of Elections conducted lotteries today for the...
  • New vote sought for Illinois gay marriage law

    New vote sought for Illinois gay marriage law
    — If anyone thought gay marriage legislation would pass easily in Illinois, the initial hiccup Wednesday in the state Senate illustrated how hard-fought the issue is likely to be every step of the way. A bill to allow same-sex marriage did not...
  • Hadiya Pendleton funeral: 'I'm not worried about her soul'

    Hadiya Pendleton funeral: 'I'm not worried about her soul'
    Slain teen Hadiya Pendleton was remembered today as a laughing youth who brought love and happiness to all her family and friends. Despite the heavy security because of the attendance of first lady Michelle Obama and other dignitaries, Hadiya's funeral...
  • Evans makes a bad call

     
    In the posts below you will another collection of dispatches from Somebody Nobody Asked™, America's pre-eminent unsolicited advice columnist Dear Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans: Brace yourself. That’s all I can say, since you ignored...