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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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  • Common sense locked out in Cook County Jail dispute

     
    Judges, not law enforcement officials, need to take responsibility for which prisoners get released on home monitoring Friday's print column Something extremely odd happened in the Cook County criminal court system in November: Suddenly, and without...
  • Cook County delays $34 million fix to records warehouse

    Cook County delays $34 million fix to records warehouse
    Cook County officials will hold off on asking county commissioners to support a $34 million upgrade to an aging West Side warehouse used to store court records and voting equipment. Instead, they will study how best to handle the mountains of paper...
  • Cook County budget gap $152 million for next year

    Cook County budget gap $152 million for next year
    Cook County’s budget gap for next year is pegged at $152 million and Board President Toni Preckwinkle once again isn’t ruling out tax or fee increases to fill the hole. There are, however, a pair of specific tax hikes that Preckwinkle says...
  • Des Plaines casino sues Cook County over gambling machine tax

    Des Plaines casino sues Cook County over gambling machine tax
    A northwest suburban casino has sued to try to stop Cook County from collecting a tax on slot and video poker machines that County Board President Toni Preckwinkle instituted last year to help balance the budget. It’s the latest challenge to one...
  • Cook County Board votes to lower business use tax

    Cook County Board votes to lower business use tax
    Cook County commissioners voted Wednesday to lower the tax on certain big-ticket items bought outside the county, but the move won't end lawsuits challenging its legality. The use tax targets companies based in Cook County that go elsewhere to save...
  • Hutchinson drops out, endorses Kelly in Jackson Jr. contest

    Hutchinson drops out, endorses Kelly in Jackson Jr. contest
    State Sen. Toi Hutchinson dropped out of the 2nd District special Democratic primary Sunday and endorsed ex-state Rep. Robin Kelly in the contest to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress. The move, announced in a morning news release, shakes up the...
  • Hutchinson drops out of race to replace Jackson

    Hutchinson drops out of race to replace Jackson
    The already volatile special election campaign to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress saw its biggest upheaval Sunday when state Sen. Toi Hutchinson dropped out and endorsed former state Rep. Robin Kelly in a move to unite against former U.S. Rep....
  • CEO found a home here, keeps close ties to native Puerto Rico

    CEO found a home here, keeps close ties to native Puerto Rico
    Roberto Herencia occasionally rides to work on one of the four Harley-Davidson motorcycles he keeps in his "man cave," a Glenview storage facility equipped with a red couch, a TV and a 6-foot lucha libre mask, an icon of Mexican wrestling.    When headed...
  • First lady to attend slain girl's funeral

    First lady to attend slain girl's funeral
    The first lady, governor and mayor will attend Hadiya Pendleton's funeral Saturday, but the family of the slain teenager is determined to hold a service that looks past politics and celebrates the life of a 15-year-old girl lost to Chicago street...
  • Friends, family say goodbye to slain teen

    Friends, family say goodbye to slain teen
    Hadiya Pendleton's slaying made her a national symbol of gun violence in Chicago. But for her family and friends, Friday's visitation at a South Side funeral home was mostly about the loss of a bright and bubbly teenager. "She was like a shooting star....
  • Obama returns home to speak about Chicago's gun violence

    Obama returns home to speak about Chicago's gun violence
    President Barack Obama will visit Chicago on Friday, when he will discuss gun violence as he focuses on his economic message from Tuesday's State of the Union address, according to the White House. Obama will "talk about the gun violence that has...
  • Bloomberg super PAC backs Kelly for Jackson Jr. seat

    Bloomberg super PAC backs Kelly for Jackson Jr. seat
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s super political action committee on Friday endorsed former state Rep. Robin Kelly of Matteson in the special Democratic primary that is likely to decide the successor to former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr....