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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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  • 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.
  • Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer: I won't vote for a sales tax hike

    Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer: I won't vote for a sales tax hike
    In the next few weeks the Cook County Board will be asked to vote to increase the county sales tax. I will vote no. The sales tax is regressive and a penalty to the poor. It punishes businesses on the edge of Cook County and pushes consumers to buy...

    Preckwinkle defends quick tax hike push

    Preckwinkle defends quick tax hike push
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Wednesday defended her push for quick approval of a sales tax increase after commissioners unsuccessfully tried to slow it down and make her include it in the traditional fall budgeting process....

    Shutdown and showdown in Springfield

    Shutdown and showdown in Springfield
    Another day, another financial crisis for the state of Illinois. If the bickering in Springfield makes your head hurt, we understand. Most days, it seems like a lot of noise. How many times can the politicians declare a crisis? Crisis management is...

    Preckwinkle open to reducing sales tax increase after it passes

    Preckwinkle open to reducing sales tax increase after it passes
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, facing an uphill fight to win votes for her proposed sales tax increase, said Tuesday she is open to rolling back the hike as soon as this fall if state lawmakers approve the public pension overhaul she is...