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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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  • Ex-head of Stroger hospital was noted community activist

    Ex-head of Stroger hospital was noted community activist
    Ruth Rothstein came to Chicago in 1950 as a union organizer but spent most of the rest of her life reviving area hospitals and working to improve the health system in Cook County. Known for her tough, no-nonsense exterior and deep caring for the poor...
  • Crowds take in 84th annual Bud Billiken Parade

    Crowds take in 84th annual Bud Billiken Parade
    With the city's first day of school still a couple weeks away, the 84th annual Bud Billiken Parade rung in the new school year Saturday with the traditional stream of politicians, marching bands, tumblers, dancers and the occasional cartoon character....
  • 5th Metra board member resigns

    5th Metra board member resigns
    Metra board member Stanley Rakestraw has submitted his letter of resignation to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, making him the fifth Metra board member to resign in the wake of recent scandals. The resignation comes after the Tribune...
  • Judge deals blow to Chicago's vacant building ordinance

     Judge deals blow to Chicago's vacant building ordinance
    A federal court ruling has dealt a setback to Chicago's efforts, and to potentially those of municipalities around the country, to maintain some of the vacant properties caught in the limbo of the foreclosure process. Chicago's ordinance, which took...
  • Metra board meets for 1st time since CEO's ouster

    Metra board meets for 1st time since CEO's ouster
    Meeting for the first time since ousting its CEO in June and touching off a controversy that savaged its leadership, Metra’s diminished board sought today to convince customers it was fully engaged in running the nation’s second-largest...
  • Toi story: Hutchinson gets big boost from Preckwinkle

     
    Rick Pearson has the details: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle bypassed a former top aide and endorsed state Sen. Toi Hutchinson in the 2nd Congressional District contest Monday, saying she feared a third candidate — former U.S. Rep....
  • County colleagues honor -- and kid -- John Daley

    County colleagues honor -- and kid -- John Daley
    John Daley’s fellow Cook County Board commissioners surprised him Tuesday with a resolution honoring his two decades as a county leader — and being “human.” Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle let out a big laugh when...
  • Democrats can't agree on successor to Jesse Jackson Jr.

    Democrats can't agree on successor to Jesse Jackson Jr.
    Democratic leaders spent four hours Saturday listening to 16 candidates audition for the party's endorsement to replace former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., but were unable to solidify behind one contender.   After 90 minutes of deliberations, South Side...
  • Plan calls for reduced phone rates for Cook County Jail inmates

    Plan calls for reduced phone rates for Cook County Jail inmates
    Cook County Jail inmates would pay less for phone calls and get to stay on the horn longer under a plan pending before the County Board. Currently, a 15-minute call at the jail costs as much as $9.99. Under a proposal, the cost of a 15-minute call would...
  • 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...
  • 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...