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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Collecting on calls

     
    Rob Wildeboer of WBEZ FM 91.5 is doing excellent reporting this week on the local angle in national scandal: The abusively high rates that incarcerated people must pay to make simple telephone calls: Calls (from the Cook County jail) are......
  • The carrot or the stick?

     
    Here's Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on WTTW-Ch. 11's "Chicago Tonight" program yesterday discussing "Spring into Health," a new wellness initiative for county employees, Segment host Eddie Arruza: Let's start with that wellness program you...
  • Weeks in review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Connected to Chicago (mp3) WLS-AM Host Bill Cameron and Greg Hinz of Crains Chicago Business, Ray Long of Chicago......
  • Cutting Cook County justice looks like a bad bargain

     
    Prosecutors and public defenders in Cook County spend all day, every day, at odds with one another. But on the 21 percent budget cuts in every department ordered for next year by County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, they're in agreement.......
  • Preckwinkle's response to yesterday's column

     
    There was a minor foul-up when I sought comment Tuesday from the office of new Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle about the subject of my Wednesday column, the potential negative effect of dramatic budget cuts on the administration of......
  • Tiger let me down, too, and other reflections on the year that was

     
    My worst prediction for 2010 was, and I quote, "A highly focused Tiger Woods will win at least seven PGA tournaments." As it happened, a highly erratic Tiger Woods won zero tournaments this year. I also predicted that former Bolingbrook......
  • Time to go on the record! Fill out the Change of Subject prediction survey for 2011

     
    What will happen in the Chicago mayor's race? What's the outlook in court for Rod Blagojevich and Drew Peterson? Will we get a state income tax hike and casinos in Chicago? What will 2011 hold for health-insurance reform, gay marriage......
  • Braun pulls a Plummer -- refuses to release her tax returns

     
    Our Jeff Coen reports Mayoral candidate Carol Moseley Braun today said she won't make her tax returns public before next month's election. "Because I don't want to," Braun said when asked why she wouldn't be releasing them in the time......
  • Preckwinkle: Born to be mild

     
    As one who was critical of the way former Gov. Rod Blagojevich constantly picked fights with legislators -- particularly legislators in his own party -- and framed issues with gratuitously defiant rhetoric, I suppose I should be hailing the serenely......