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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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  • 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...
  • Dithering Dems give hope to indicted candidate

     
    Democratic Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has her reasons for not endorsing Lance Tyson’s bid for state representative. For a year and a half — from December 2006 until May 2008 — Tyson (right), a lifelong Democrat,...
  • 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...
  • Say 'no' to the Illiana Expressway (again)

     Say 'no' to the Illiana Expressway (again)
    A new privatized toll road proposed primarily to speed freight trucks across the Midwest may instead charge tolls too high to attract trucks, and will likely require hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies. — From "Highway...
  • Chicago, 7 area counties agree to work to boost exports

    Chicago, 7 area counties agree to work to boost exports
    After decades of an "every-town-for-itself" approach to economic development, Chicago-area leaders will pool efforts to pump up the region's tepid export growth rate in a pilot project to be announced Monday. The planned two-year collaboration among...
  • Mayor's drug plan pitch greeted with skepticism

    Mayor's drug plan pitch greeted with skepticism
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday started to sell his idea of loosening Illinois drug laws for possession of illegal substances like marijuana, heroin and cocaine, but some of those he has to convince said they're skeptical because he'll want tougher gun laws...
  • Illinois gives $1.1 million tax break to Chinese engine maker

    Illinois gives $1.1 million tax break to Chinese engine maker
    The state revealed Tuesday that provided a $1.1 million tax incentive package that helped bring a large Chinese diesel engine manufacturer to Rolling Meadows. On Monday, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s office announced that the...
  • Lawsuit postpones Cook County 'puppy mill' ban

    Lawsuit postpones Cook County 'puppy mill' ban
    A federal judge ordered a delay Thursday in Cook County's new law targeting so-called puppy mills that is being challenged in federal court and suburban town halls. "I think people can rest assured that people can get their Christmas puppies and their...
  • Hadiya Pendleton funeral: 'I'm not worried about her soul'

    Hadiya Pendleton funeral: 'I'm not worried about her soul'
    Slain teen Hadiya Pendleton was remembered today as a laughing youth who brought love and happiness to all her family and friends. Despite the heavy security because of the attendance of first lady Michelle Obama and other dignitaries, Hadiya's funeral...
  • New vote sought for Illinois gay marriage law

    New vote sought for Illinois gay marriage law
    — If anyone thought gay marriage legislation would pass easily in Illinois, the initial hiccup Wednesday in the state Senate illustrated how hard-fought the issue is likely to be every step of the way. A bill to allow same-sex marriage did not...
  • Rep. Jackson under treatment for mood disorder, staff says

    Rep. Jackson under treatment for mood disorder, staff says
    Under increasing pressure from top Democrats to disclose what's kept Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. off the job for more than a month, the congressman's office issued a statement Wednesday saying he is being treated for a "mood disorder" at an inpatient center....
  • Hadiya Pendleton funeral: Joyous memories, bitter facts about gun violence

     Hadiya Pendleton funeral: Joyous memories, bitter facts about gun violence
    The funeral for Hadiya Pendleton on Saturday was a celebration of her life, just as her parents had wanted. But along with those moments of joyful remembrance, there was bitter awareness of the street violence that took her away. In the front row,...