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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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  • County budget to have 1,000 layoffs, sales tax cut

    County budget to have 1,000 layoffs, sales tax cut
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Thursday gave a sneak preview of her new budget, saying there will be about 1,000 layoffs and another smidgen of a controversial sales tax increase shaved off. The county’s chief executive won’t...
  • Preckwinkle wants tax hike on alcohol, boats, cars and parking

    Preckwinkle wants tax hike on alcohol, boats, cars and parking
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle wants to raise taxes on alcohol, tobacco products, new cars and boats, and to hike fees at county parking garages, according to the budget blueprint she released today. The sales tax will drop by a quarter-...
  • Preckwinkle asks county to 'do more with less' in budget plan

    Preckwinkle asks county to 'do more with less' in budget plan
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle asked commissioners today to "do more with less" by passing her budget recommendation for next year. "This budget rests on a framework of long term financial management and strategic structural changes...
  • Cook County layoff notices go out

    Cook County layoff notices go out
    Layoff notices went out today to approximately 100 Cook County employees as Board President Toni Preckwinkle seeks to close a $315 million shortfall next year. Preckwinkle’s proposed budget for 2012 includes more than 1,000 layoffs to help save $40...
  • Preckwinkle backs off tax on unincorporated residents

    Preckwinkle backs off tax on unincorporated residents
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Friday backed off a plan to charge unincorporated residents an extra tax for police protection and other services, instead announcing the formation of a panel to study the issue. The move came after...
  • Cook County looks at naming rights to raise money

    Cook County looks at naming rights to raise money
    Cash-strapped Cook County government and the more financially sound Forest Preserve District are looking to bring in corporate cash by selling naming rights, sponsorships and concessions. All of those, plus more mundane ideas such as advertising on...
  • County Board votes to merge job-training programs with city

    County Board votes to merge job-training programs with city
    Cook County commissioners voted Tuesday to combine job training programs with the City of Chicago in a bid to cut costs. A single not-for-profit organization would be created to administer all the job training in the county, rather than having separate...
  • Preckwinkle names health board members, announces bank program

    Preckwinkle names health board members, announces bank program
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle continued Wednesday to put her imprint on county government by appointing new members to the board overseeing the county’s vast public health system. At the Health and Hospitals System board, Preckwinkle...
  • Kroc community center brings hope, opportunity to West Pullman

    Kroc community center brings hope, opportunity to West Pullman
    Gov. Pat Quinn stood inside the auditorium of a sprawling new Salvation Army community center that officially opened in West Pullman Saturday and put into perspective the meaning of a new swimming pool, performing arts center, soccer field and other...
  • Ald. Burke not sold yet on Emanuel pot ticketing idea

    Ald. Burke not sold yet on Emanuel pot ticketing idea
    An influential Chicago alderman said today he's not yet ready to sign off on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. Although Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, didn’t rule out backing the mayor’s...
  • Burke, Rahm and pot

    Burke, Rahm and pot
    Ald. Ed Burke is not too keen on the mayor's proposal to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, partly because because he is "very concerned with anything that gives kids the idea that this is not a bad thing to do." But Mayor Emanuel and...
  • Preckwinkle hospital board shakeup leads to resignation

    Preckwinkle hospital board shakeup leads to resignation
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s shakeup of the hospital board has led a member to leave. Benn Greenspan, a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, submitted his resignation Friday, citing “...