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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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  • Mayor-elect Emanuel launches transition web site

     
    Posted by Kristen Mack at 2:08 p.m. Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel launched a post-election web site today that allows people to share ideas and submit resumes during the transition. It's much like the site Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle launched....
  • Preckwinkle says it's inappropriate for Stroger to apply for unemployment

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at 10:35 a.m. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today frowned on the attempt by her predecessor, Todd Stroger, to get unemployment benefits based on his $170,000 salary when he was the county’s top executive....
  • Cook County unions agree to unpaid days off, avoid 294 layoffs

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at 6:15 p.m. Members of one of Cook County government’s largest unions averted 294 scheduled layoffs by agreeing to take 10 unpaid days off, union officials said today. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s $3.05...
  • Cook County selling off nearly 100 delinquent properties to towns

     
    Posted by Erika Slife at 3:53 p.m. Nearly 100 tax-delinquent properties within Cook County are in the process of being transferred to villages and cities that will use the land or sell it off to private developers. It's part of......
  • Cook County health system chief Foley steps down

     
    Posted by Erika Slife at 3:27 p.m.; updated at 3:57 p.m. William Foley, the first chief executive of the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, is resigning from his post. “I just saw him in the hall," said Cook County......
  • IG: Theft, sex on the job and improper OT at Cook County Forest Preserve pools

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at 4:11 p.m. Employees at a Cook County Forest Preserve District aquatic center in Lyons were caught on tape stealing thousands of dollars, providing alcohol to minors and having sex at work, according to a report......
  • Preckwinkle unveils reforms after Forest Preserve pool scandal

     
    Posted by Erika Slife at 4:12 p.m. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Monday moved to clean up a scandal at a forest preserve district pool that took place under her predecessor's watch. Calling the forest preserve district “an......
  • Preckwinkle names state official new head of county environment department

     
    Posted by Erika Slife at 1:10 p.m. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today introduced a state natural resources administrator as the county's new environmental chief. Deborah Stone, Stone, 54, will make $110,104 overseeing the county's...
  • 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....
  • Cook County workers will have to log inquiries from elected officials

     
    Posted by Erika Slife at 12:08 p.m. Cook County employees will have to log contacts with elected officials as part of what new County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said today is an effort to end a “history of political favors......
  • Preckwinkle, Fritchey pledge easier-to-use Cook County web site

     
    Posted by Erika Slife at 4:45 p.m. Cook County leaders today pledged that information ranging from health statistics and forest preserve maps to property taxes and government payroll will be available with the click of a keyboard or smartphone. County.......
  • Preckwinkle lifts Cook County ban on big-ticket spending

     
    Posted by Erika Slife at 12:50 p.m. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle lifted her ban on big-ticket spending today, unveiling a $680 million capital improvement plan. The multi-year blueprint includes more than half the projects connected to the...