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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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  • Madigan rejects Rauner's approach linking business changes to budget

    Madigan rejects Rauner's approach linking business changes to budget
    House Speaker Michael Madigan returned to the Capitol on Memorial Day and delivered a message to Gov. Bruce Rauner: Democrats are going to pass a budget that's at least $3 billion short, will keep working to find more money but reject attempts to link the...
  • Improving justice in Cook County

    Improving justice in Cook County
    Two years ago, Cook County's top officials sat side-by-side for an interview on Channel 11 WTTW's weeknight program, "Chicago Tonight." It was a grab-the-popcorn moment. Cook County Circuit Court Chief Judge Timothy Evans, County Board President Toni...
  • Cook forest preserve opens 1st of 5 campgrounds

    Cook forest preserve opens 1st of 5 campgrounds
    Tucked between highways in South Holland is Camp Shabbona Woods, a campground within the Cook County Forest Preserve Districtthat has been largely unused for 50 years. This weekend, Camp Shabbona became the first of five renovated forest preserve...
  • Madigan, Rauner continue gamesmanship with millionaire tax, term limits

    Madigan, Rauner continue gamesmanship with millionaire tax, term limits
    The political gamesmanship continued Wednesday as Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan took aim at wealthy Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner by pushing a measure to raise taxes on millionaires while GOP lawmakers shot back with a call for term limits to...
  • County Board passes measure aimed at Berrios' nepotism

    County Board passes measure aimed at Berrios' nepotism
    An ethics panel will get a second shot at fining Assessor Joe Berrios for nepotism after the Cook County Board on Wednesday changed the rules in response to a judge tossing earlier penalties. The unanimous approval of what was dubbed the Berrios...
  • Preckwinkle tries again on Cook County pension changes

    Preckwinkle tries again on Cook County pension changes
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is trying to revive a plan to overhaul government worker pensions, with supporters arguing the proposal is vastly different from changes to state retirement benefits recently struck down by the Illinois Supreme...
  • Preckwinkle to address Unitarian seminary graduates about criminal justice

    Preckwinkle to address Unitarian seminary graduates about criminal justice
    Toni Preckwinkle hesitates to call her public service career a ministry. The former high school history teacher, five-term Chicago alderman and Cook County Board president refers to it as a calling. Her lifework is rooted in the Unitarian Universalist...
  • Mission Hills residents sue county, Red Seal

    A Mission Hills group in opposition to the controversial Red Seal golf course redevelopment there has, as promised, filed suit against the Northbrook developer and the Cook County Board, which approved the plan Feb. 10. The suit, filed May 7, asks for an...
  • Salvaging Illinois after the pension ruling

    Salvaging Illinois after the pension ruling
    “Obliging the government to control itself is what we are called upon to do today.” — Illinois Supreme Court, May 8, 2015. With their public finances ravaged, their taxpayer debts enormous and any prospects for cost control bleak,...
  • After the pension ruling: Salvaging Illinois

    "Obliging the government to control itself is what we are called upon to do today." — Illinois Supreme Court, May 8, 2015.   With their public finances ravaged, their taxpayer debts enormous and any prospects for cost control bleak, Illinois...
  • Cook County's jail less crowded, but problems persist

    Cook County's top criminal justice officials said Thursday they were encouraged that the number of inmates at one of the country's largest jails has dropped, but said that a jail remains a dumping ground for the mentally ill and a place where too many...