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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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  • Some would pay more under Emanuel parking plan

    Some would pay more under Emanuel parking plan
    Parking in a Chicago garage or lot will be more costly for drivers who pay premium rates, but those who find deals would pay less under a measure Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed Wednesday. The idea is to switch city parking taxes from a complicated...
  • Preckwinkle tweaks budget to win votes

    Preckwinkle tweaks budget to win votes
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is making compromises on new taxes she’s proposed as she tries to lock up the votes needed to pass next year’s budget. On Tuesday, Preckwinkle announced a tweak to her initial proposal to charge an...
  • Cook County commissioners give initial sign-off on tax hikes

    Cook County commissioners give initial sign-off on tax hikes
    Cook County commissioners on Friday endorsed a $41.7 million set of new and increased taxes that would hit the pocketbooks of smokers, some businesses, gun buyers, and the owners of gambling machines at casinos and bars. In a series of votes, the Finance...
  • Election Day in Obama's neighborhood: Reporters, security and basketball

    Election Day in Obama's neighborhood: Reporters, security and basketball
    In the Kenwood neighborhood,  President Barack Obama's neighbors went about their daily business today -- voting, running errands, and entertaining children who were off from school – as presidential security teams and an international news corps...
  • Preckwinkle regrets saying Reagan deserves 'special place in hell'

    Preckwinkle regrets saying Reagan deserves 'special place in hell'
    — Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Tuesday said former President Ronald Reagan deserves "a special place in hell" for his role in the war on drugs, but later she regretted what she called her "inflammatory" remark. The comment from...
  • Q&A with Toni Preckwinkle

    Q&A with Toni Preckwinkle
    — Toni Preckwinkle was a high school history teacher before she embarked on a new career, winning a seat on the Chicago City Council in 1991. During 19 years on the council, she sponsored living wage and affordable housing ordinances. In 2010, she...
  • Emanuel, Preckwinkle say city, county could save up to $140 million a year by teaming up

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick and Erika Slife at 12:21 p.m.; last updated at 1:58 p.m. The city and county could save up to $140 million a year by working together to deliver services and oversee programs, according to a new......
  • Rep. Jackson under treatment for mood disorder, staff says

    Rep. Jackson under treatment for mood disorder, staff says
    Under increasing pressure from top Democrats to disclose what's kept Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. off the job for more than a month, the congressman's office issued a statement Wednesday saying he is being treated for a "mood disorder" at an inpatient center....
  • Cook County applies again to convert Oak Forest Hospital to clinic

     
    Posted by Erika Slife at 1:12 p.m. The Cook County Health and Hospital System has filed a second application to turn Oak Forest Hospital into a regional health center --- this time with 24-hour service. "Obviously, this will further enhance......
  • In Fear City's vision of a demented Chicago, the devil's in the details

     In Fear City's vision of a demented Chicago, the devil's in the details
    "Aren't you old for a haunted house?" asked one of the androgynous seasonal residents of a nondescript warehouse deep in Morton Grove. His/her job, clearly, was to taunt Saturday night visitors to the Halloween attraction Fear City, so that insult goes...
  • Preckwinkle’s new approach to juvenile detention center: Clear it out

     
    For decades, Cook County's Juvenile Temporary Detention Center has been blasted as a depot for children who were locked up in violent, unsanitary, overcrowded conditions …...
  • Preckwinkle wants to eliminate unincorporated areas in Cook County

     
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle wants to accelerate efforts to do away with unincorporated areas over the next several years, saying today that the …...