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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 comment on Beavers' 'shut up' advice

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at 11:35 p.m. A day after lame duck Cook County Board President Todd Stroger’s top ally called on President-elect Toni Preckwinkle to “shut up” and get to work, Preckwinkle today declined to directly address those comments........
  • Council veteran Ed Smith won't run in 2011

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at 9:16 a.m. Ald. Ed Smith, 28th, the dean of the Chicago City Council’s black caucus, has submitted his resignation to Mayor Richard Daley, sources confirmed this morning. Smith, whose resignation will take effect at the......
  • Preckwinkle sounds alarm on county budget shortfall

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at 4:30 p.m. Cook County Board President-elect Toni Preckwinkle warned top county officials today they need to make major spending cuts next year to help the county avoid a massive budget shortfall. Preckwinkle said a loss......
  • Councilman: Palatine will look again at leaving Cook Co.

     
    A Palatine councilman says the village has not yet given up on its objective of departing from Cook County. In 2008, Palatine launched a drive …...
  • Orr calls for TIF timeout

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at 3:49 p.m.; updated at 5:50 p.m. with city response Cook County Clerk David Orr today called for a timeout on creating controversial tax increment finance districts that retiring Mayor Richard Daley has relied on to......
  • Daley taking applications for alderman

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at 3:44 p.m. Mayor Richard Daley today began accepting on-line applications for three seats on the City Council being vacated during the next week by aldermen who are taking other jobs or retiring. The Daley appointees......
  • Preckwinkle pledges to repeal sales tax hike by 2013

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at 10:43 a.m.; last updated at 1:52 p.m. Newly installed Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today pledged to eliminate the remaining half-cent-on-the-dollar sales tax increase by January 2013. Although next year's budget...
  • Preckwinkle transition report sets high standard

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at 4:30 p.m. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today set the high standard of becoming “the best-run county government in the country” during just her second day in office. That lofty goal is stated in......
  • Sixteen apply for three vacancies on Chicago City Council

     
    Posted by John Byrne at 4:59 p.m. Mayor Richard Daley said today that he will review applications from 16 people who want to finish the terms of three aldermen who left office this week. The mayor said he received two......
  • Preckwinkle backs Berrios, doesn't like him putting relatives on public payroll

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick and John Byrne at 5:39 p.m. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle made it clear Thursday that she and Assessor Joseph Berrios remain political allies, even if she’s not keen about him putting relatives on the......
  • Preckwinkle targets Cook County's 'non-essential' contracts

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at 2:29 p.m. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said today she will halt spending on “non-essential” construction, equipment and service contracts in a move that could end up saving tens of millions of dollars during......
  • Preckwinkle tours Evanston

     
    New Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was in Evanston Saturday for a meeting with Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and for a tour of the downtown …...