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  • Nix the Toni Tax. Then fix Cook County.

    Nix the Toni Tax. Then fix Cook County.
    For part of Wednesday afternoon, it looked like the Todd Stroger era was back — a terrible, tax-happy epoch at a Cook County government nicely designed for the 19th century. This time the County Board president advancing a 1 percent sales tax increase was Toni Preckwinkle, who ousted Stroger because angry voters refused to forget, or forgive, his 1 percent sales tax increase.
  • Preckwinkle avoids symbolic property tax vote pushed by Rauner ally

    Preckwinkle avoids symbolic property tax vote pushed by Rauner ally
    Democratic Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle reached into the rule book Wednesday to avoid a symbolic vote on a potential property tax increase that a key ally of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner had pushed. Commissioner Timothy Schneider,...

    Rauner ally tries to tie Preckwinkle's hands on property taxes

    Rauner ally tries to tie Preckwinkle's hands on property taxes
    Gov. Bruce Rauner's hand-picked state Republican chairman is looking to put Democratic Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle in a political trick bag on property taxes. Republican Commissioner Timothy Schneider of Streamwood intends to ask...

    Endorsements for Cook County Board

    Endorsements for Cook County Board
    Four years ago, Todd Stroger ended his hapless and costly regime as president of the Cook County Board. Toni Preckwinkle beat him in the Democratic primary and she went on to win the general election. She has kept her promise to eliminate Stroger's much-...

    Cook County trigger lock gun law could be toughest in Illinois

    Cook County trigger lock gun law could be toughest in Illinois
    Chicago and Cook County Democrats raced Wednesday to put in place more comprehensive bans on semi-automatic assault weapons — with the county going a step further by enacting perhaps the toughest child-safety lock measure in Illinois. The rush...