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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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  • Former state jobless agency director to run Cook County HR department

     
    Posted by Erika Slife at 12:40 p.m. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today appointed the state’s former director of employment security to lead the county’s human resources department. Maureen O’Donnell will make $165,000 a...
  • Oak Forest hospital plan fails by one vote

     
    Posted by Erika Slife at 12:40 p.m.; updated at 12:46 p.m. 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......
  • Crib sheet: The 55 promises of Rahm Emanuel

     
    Typically, politicians stop making promises to voters and begin lowering expectations the moment the polls close on Election Day. "Big challenges lie ahead, and I'm hopeful that if we all work together ..." Which is what makes soon-to-be Mayor Rahm......
  • State lawmakers trying to help close Oak Forest Hospital

     
    Posted by Erika Slife at 1:15 p.m. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is trying to skirt a recent state board ruling denying the county’s plan to shutter Oak Forest Hospital by supporting a proposed measure in Springfield that would......
  • Preckwinkle will visit Barrington as part of economic event

     
    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 …...
  • Preckwinkle tries to shift debate on Oak Forest Hospital closing

     
    Posted by Erika Slife at 5:02 p.m. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle stood shoulder to shoulder Thursday with nearly a dozen African-American pastors and South Side leaders, trying to redefine the debate over her push to close Oak Forest......
  • Preckwinkle points finger at Quinn on Oak Forest Hospital mess

     
    Posted by Erika Slife at 3:25 p.m. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today tried to assign some responsibility to Gov. Pat Quinn for the Oak Forest Hospital mess. The county asked a state panel for permission to turn the......
  • Preckwinkle: Time to end 'spending without control' at county

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at 11:12 a.m. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today presented her first budget proposal, telling somber commissioners that it is time to end “spending without control.” To close a hole pegged at $487 million,...
  • Assessor Berrios lays off 53 as part of county budget cuts

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at 5:22 p.m. Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios today began laying off 53 workers to comply with County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s request to slash his annual operating costs by 16 percent this year. Of the......
  • Preckwinkle criticizes Sheriff Dart on payroll, spending

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at 6:50 p.m. New Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle criticized Sheriff Tom Dart today, suggesting his payroll is bloated and saying she will try to force him to cut his budget more than he contends......
  • Cook County health cuts get initial OK

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at 3:25 p.m. After slashing a proposed advertising budget by more than $2 million, the Cook County Board today gave an initial thumbs-up to spending about $913 million this year on the county’s public health system.......
  • Cook County forest preserves could spend more on buying land

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at 3:35 p.m. Cook County Forest Preserve District President Toni Preckwinkle today introduced a $160.2 million spending plan that slightly differs from the one introduced last fall by predecessor Todd Stroger. She cut $1.5 million...