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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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  • 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.......
  • 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......
  • 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: 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,...
  • Suspensions at troubled Cook County jobs training program

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at 3:04 p.m.; updated at 4:50 p.m. Several employees of a long-troubled Cook County job-training program have been suspended pending the outcome of an investigation by the county’s inspector general, officials confirmed today....
  • Palatine still eyeing secession from Cook Co.

     
    Palatine officials have called Cook County board members to meet and discuss the local officials’ interest in departing from Cook County in protest of high …...
  • Alvarez, Preckwinkle reach deal to lay off fewer attorneys

     
    Posted by John Byrne at 7:45 p.m. About 25 lawyers could still get laid off under an agreement on budget cuts announced today by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and State's Attorney Anita Alvarez. Alvarez already has said she......
  • 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.......
  • 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......
  • Cook County Board marathon session on Preckwinkle budget

     
    UPDATED by Hal Dardick at 1:01 a.m.: County Board still meeting on budget. The Cook County Board met into the early morning hours today in marathon session as it sought to pass an austerity budget proposed by board President Toni......
  • 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 —....
  • Todd Stroger seeking unemployment benefits

     
    Posted by John Byrne at 2:43 p.m. Former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger wants to start collecting unemployment checks. But the county is fighting Stroger's request on the grounds he isn’t eligible to get unemployment for wages he made........