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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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  • Lawsuit accuses Cook County of allowing 'sadistic culture' at jail

    Lawsuit accuses Cook County of allowing 'sadistic culture' at jail
    Despite more than three decades of litigation and oversight by federal judges, Cook County Jail remains a “civic embarrassment” where violence is so pervasive that correctional officers take inmates on “elevator rides” –...
  • You'll like 'Ike's Law'

     
    Wednesday's print column As if we’re not closely enough identified with political corruption, the Chicago area is poised to make forehead-smacking headlines around the nation the morning after the March 18 primary election. Democratic state Rep....
  • Public input sought on transportation priorities

    Public input sought on transportation priorities
    Cook County residents and business owners are being asked to weigh in on setting transportation priorities for future projects – from roads to bicycle paths and pedestrian walkways – and to tell officials about existing strengths and...
  • Agreement calls for Preckwinkle to oversee effort to ease jail overcrowding

    Agreement calls for Preckwinkle to oversee effort to ease jail overcrowding
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle would begin overseeing an effort to ease overcrowding at the county jail by releasing detainees on electronic monitoring under an agreement reached this week with the sheriff. The agreement, which still needs...
  • In shadow of 'Chicagoland,' real Chicagoans tell it like it is

    In shadow of  'Chicagoland,' real Chicagoans tell it like it is
    It takes time to create a television documentary, and filmmakers Marc Levin and Mark Benjamin have said they spent much of a year amassing 1,000 hours of video to make their CNN true-crime documentary "Chicagoland." So America currently is discovering, in...
  • Small Illinois primary races poll voters on big issues

     
    Wednesday's print column Is there still political life in the anti-gay marriage movement? Are union forces strong enough to win a battle with the Democratic establishment over pension reform? These questions are central to two of the most interesting...
  • Un-Shermanesque Preckwinkle still has time (at least) to run for mayor

     
    This Sunday print column item is adapted from a post earlier this week and riffs off this news story Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was tantalizingly un-Shermanesque in her response last week to reporters who pressed her on whether......
  • Sheriff's deputies, auditors descend on Harvey's city hall

    Sheriff's deputies, auditors descend on Harvey's city hall
    Cook County sheriff's deputies and officials from the state comptroller's office descended on Harvey's City Hall on Friday to begin auditing financial records in an effort to enforce a watchdog law long ignored by the scandal-plagued south suburb. The...
  • Ill. Supreme Court issues critical report on Cook Co. court system

    Ill. Supreme Court issues critical report on Cook Co. court system
    The Illinois Supreme Court released a critical and unprecedented report Friday into how Cook County’s court system handles criminal suspects, pointing to a lack of leadership and basic understanding of certain court services that has contributed...
  • Advocates call for raising tax money to pay for mass transit improvements

    Advocates call for raising tax money to pay for mass transit improvements
    A coalition of transportation advocates supported by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle has recommended raising new tax money in Cook County to help pay for billions of dollars of mass transit improvements. Launching a...
  • Fioretti bashes Emanuel, stops short of announcing mayoral bid

    Fioretti bashes Emanuel, stops short of announcing mayoral bid
    Ald. Robert Fioretti on Monday sounded every bit the candidate for Chicago’s top office with his public dissection of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s tenure, but he stopped short of saying he would take on the incumbent in next year’s election....
  • City to take public's ideas on possible sites for Lucas museum

    City to take public's ideas on possible sites for Lucas museum
    The city of Chicago has created a webpage where residents can submit ideas and recommend sites for filmmaker George Lucas' cultural arts museum, which will house a trove of the Star Wars creator's artwork and movie memorabilia. The comment submission...