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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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  • More non-violent offenders getting home monitoring in Cook County

    More non-violent offenders getting home monitoring in Cook County
    Cook County judges are giving more nonviolent defendants house arrest as an alternative to jail time under a collaborative push among the county’s law enforcement agencies. The goal is to reduce the jail’s population and costs while...
  • State's Attorney Alvarez endorsed despite African-American complaints

    State's Attorney Alvarez endorsed despite African-American complaints
    Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez won the expected endorsement of Democratic slatemakers Thursday despite complaints from some African-American ward leaders about what they said was her failure to reach out to the black community. The...
  • Cook County worker quits over resume questions

    Cook County worker quits over resume questions
    A politically connected Cook County Forest Preserve employee hired by Board President Toni Preckwinkle resigned Friday after being confronted about discrepancies in his resume, county officials said. John O’Sullivan, the Worth Township Democratic...
  • Forest Preserve to get technology upgrade

    Forest Preserve to get technology upgrade
    Cook County Forest Preserve District workers soon will be getting e-mail addresses, performance reviews and clear descriptions of their jobs. The reforms were outlined today by Board President Toni Preckwinkle and General Superintendent Arnold Randall,...
  • Preckwinkle plays hardball with Cook County unions

    Preckwinkle plays hardball with Cook County unions
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is asking county unions to agree to eight unpaid days off of work next year to help save 500 jobs. Preckwinkle’s offer came in a letter sent out to union leaders this week as she looks to finalize her...
  • Emanuel taps Daley's daughter for arts team

    Emanuel taps Daley's daughter for arts team
    Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday announced his cultural affairs team and said he plans to have Mayor Richard Daley's daughter help revive a long-dormant advisory panel. Nora Daley Conroy will chair the Chicago Cultural Affairs Advisory Committee....
  • State board rejects closing Oak Forest Hospital

    Cook County's controversial plan to convert Oak Forest Hospital into an outpatient clinic failed to win state approval today by one vote. Afterward, people opposed to the idea erupted in cheers and jeered the state hospital siting board members who voted...
  • A public health merger in Chicago?

    A public health merger in Chicago?
    Health care experts and some public officials are floating a radical idea as Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel prepares to take office: a full or partial merger of Chicago and Cook County's health departments. Operating a single health department with broader...
  • Combining health care in Chicago and Cook County? What we're hearing:

    Combining health care in Chicago and Cook County? What we're hearing:
    Chicago is abuzz with talk about what our new mayor should do to ¬†boost the economy, deal with budget deficits, and improve services. Any reporter with her ear to the ground is bound to come across the ideas that are being bounced around. That’s...
  • Preckwinkle to address Barrington economic forum

    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will be the featured guest at an economic forum in Barrington on June 6. Preckwinkle was invited by the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce to speak at its annual forum, “Bagels, Politics & Biz,”...
  • Some Cook County offices closed Friday

    Most Cook County government facilities will be closed Friday as the county takes its second of five “shutdown” days under its money-saving plan. Services deemed essential -– such as hospital emergency rooms and bond court -–...
  • Oak Forest Hospital cutbacks start today

    Cook County officials will begin scaling back services at Oak Forest Hospital today, but won’t shutter it in the face of opposition from unions and a state regulatory board. The intensive care unit and acute rehabilitation department will be...