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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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  • 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......
  • 2011 prediction-survey roundup: I've already blown one!

     
    In announcing my forecasts in our recently 2011 prediction survey, I said the Bears would not even win one game in the NFL playoffs. I'm glad to have been wrong about that, and hope now that the 42 percent plurality......
  • The borrowing battle

     
    I contend that the question of whether the state should borrow $8.75 billion is misphrased. We've already, in effect and for all practical purposes, borrowed $10.7 billion, and the only question is how and how quickly we'll repay that money.......
  • 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...
  • Borrowing --It's not a bad answer to Illinois' problems

     
    Q. Even though new income tax revenues are rolling in, state Democrats want to borrow heavily to catch up on back debts. So, is it fair of Republicans to say n o, our creditors can wait? A. That's the $8.75......
  • Why are leading Dems neutral in Derrick Smith race?

     
    Carol Marin today notes with dismay that Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and other Democrats are remaining neutral in the 10th District state rep race between indicted former incumbent Derrick Smith and...
  • Braun's dismal showing no cause for despair

     
    From Sunday's print editions... Yes, Carol Moseley Braun's mayoral candidacy was a humiliating disaster. After all of Tuesday's votes were counted, we learned from the Chicago Board of Elections that she won only one of the city's 2,570 precincts —....
  • Wretched excess: Looking down on Emanuel's throw-down

     
    To: Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel Re: Planned inaugural festivities I've never been a fan of inaugural excess. Victorious candidates deserve to celebrate their achievement — running a successful campaign — and generally do so on election night....