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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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  • Preckwinkle: "No offense, mayor"

    Preckwinkle: "No offense, mayor"
    Toni Preckwinkle is taking back some very critical comments she made about Mayor Emanuel.    While speaking at the Union League Club Thursday, the Cook County board president said Emanuel's solution to Chicago's street violence is "just to arrest...
  • Preckwinkle dealt setback in effort to shrink juvenile detention center

    Preckwinkle dealt setback in effort to shrink juvenile detention center
    Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle is temporarily reversing her signature initiative to shrink the Juvenile Detention Center because a federally-appointed administrator says there are too many kids being detained there to safely reduce its size....
  • Cook County to pay $2.6 million to 3 fired doctors

    Cook County to pay $2.6 million to 3 fired doctors
    Cook County commissioners agreed Wednesday to pay a $2.6 million settlement to three doctors who in two federal lawsuits claimed they were illegally fired from jobs at a South Side hospital. Dr. Vietta Johnson and Dr. Daniel Ivankovich said in their...
  • Cook County approves 2013 budget

    Cook County approves 2013 budget
    By an overwhelming 16 to 1 vote, the Cook County Board of Commissioners approved a $2.95 billion dollar budget for 2013.  The only dissenting vote came from Commissioner William Beavers, staunch ally to former Board President Todd Stroger.  In...
  • Former medical district commissioner charged in $3.7 million fraud

    Former medical district commissioner charged in $3.7 million fraud
    A former commissioner of the Illinois Medical District, his wife and two associates used several companies to steal $3.7 million or more in state money meant to fund medical programs for diseases like cancer and AIDS, prosecutors said today. South Side...
  • Preckwinkle criticized for bullet tax idea

    Preckwinkle criticized for bullet tax idea
    Democratic Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle faced criticism today after floating the idea of taxing guns and bullets to help balance the budget. Commissioner Timothy Schneider said he’s worried such a tax would do little other than hurt...
  • Cook might bet on taxing slot machines, video gambling

    Cook might bet on taxing slot machines, video gambling
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is considering a new tax on every slot machine and video poker game in the county as she puts the final touches on the budget proposal she will present Thursday, aides said. Owners of gambling devices would be...
  • 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...
  • Preckwinkle proposes tax hikes, including on cigarettes

    Preckwinkle proposes tax hikes, including on cigarettes
    Chicago will have the second highest cigarette tax in the country if Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has her way in next year's budget. Preckwinkle proposed on Thursday to raise the tax by one dollar. This would bring the cost of a pack of...
  • Preckwinkle asks red-light insider to resign county post

    Preckwinkle asks red-light insider to resign county post
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says today she wants a City Hall insider caught up in an ethics probe to resign from the obscure county board job she gave him last year. Preckwinkle still hasn't said who recommended that she appoint John...
  • Kelly wins 2nd District seat, calls for new faith in leadership

    Kelly wins 2nd District seat, calls for new faith in leadership
    Following Tuesday's special election victory, Democrat Robin Kelly will start a new job in Congress as the least senior member of a House dominated by Republicans. That political reality is not lost on Kelly, who said her first task is to restore...
  • Michelle Obama: Violence against kids 'personal'

    As politicians in Washington took a step toward tightening the nation's gun laws Wednesday, first lady Michelle Obama sat down with Chicago high school students whose stories about violence brought her to tears. Before the meeting began at Harper High...