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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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  • Sharp rise in prisoners allowed to go home pending trial in Cook County

    Sharp rise in prisoners allowed to go home pending trial in Cook County
    If you are charged with a felony in Chicago, chances are you'll find yourself in a scuffed-up, sunlit courtroom on the Southwest Side known as Central Bond Court. Dozens of defendants shuffle through Courtroom 100 every day, where a judge hears a few...
  • Reader of the Week: County Board President Toni Preckwinkle

    Reader of the Week: County Board President Toni Preckwinkle
    Who I am (Cook County Board President) Toni Preckwinkle. I grew up in St. Paul, Minn., and moved to Chicago in 1965 to attend the University of Chicago. I've lived here ever since. One unique thing about me I am compulsive about finishing books...
  • Emanuel talks Chicago economy; critics say he hasn't done enough

    Emanuel talks Chicago economy; critics say he hasn't done enough
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday laid out a second-term economic plan he said would focus on the city's struggling neighborhoods as he fights critics who say his policies so far have mainly benefited wealthier Chicagoans. Emanuel went to the Far South...
  • Preckwinkle details 2nd-term plans for Cook County

    Preckwinkle details 2nd-term plans for Cook County
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Monday said she will make government more efficient for businesses and improve regional cooperation to boost economic development in her second term, but she acknowledged it will be tough to cover the...
  • Endia Martin's killing latest focal point in debate over juvenile justice

    Endia Martin's killing latest focal point in debate over juvenile justice
    It was one of Chicago's most shocking homicides this year — a 14-year-old girl fatally shot Endia Martin, also 14, after the two argued over a boy, prosecutors say. The April killing has since become a focal point in the debate over how the...
  • A Chicago-centric calendar for 2015

    Here's a look at this year's planned events and commemorations of interest to Chicagoans, to be held here and elsewhere: Jan. 1 — New Year's Day Jan. 1 — Illinois' personal income tax rate drops from 5 percent to 3.75 percent. Jan. 12 &#...
  • New archbishop presides at burial rite for Cook County's unknown

    New archbishop presides at burial rite for Cook County's unknown
    For Archbishop Blase Cupich, burying the unidentified dead is part of “an American tradition.” “We cannot in any way leave people alone, and we’re willing to look for ways in which we can reach out to those who are easily...
  • Cupich leads prayers for Cook County's unidentified dead

    Cupich leads prayers for Cook County's unidentified dead
    Eighteen unfinished wooden boxes containing the remains of some of Cook County's unidentified dead sat single file along the eastern edge of Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery in the Far Southwest Side neighborhood of Kennedy Park. Nearby, caskets...
  • The verdict? Potential jurors not impressed by jury pay raise

    The verdict? Potential jurors not impressed by jury pay raise
    In the five times Cheyenne Murphy has been summoned for jury duty, she said she has never been selected to hear a trial. Instead, the Rogers Park woman has lingered in what she said was a dreary room full of strangers for hours, passing the time...
  • Shaping the Forest Preserves of Cook County

    In a recent editorial, you rightly described the importance of the Forest Preserves of Cook County and the role of forward-thinking visionaries in creating them. We’re grateful for your help in sharing this inspiring story. But while your piece...
  • Emanuel's treasurer appointment launches Summers into prominence

    Emanuel's treasurer appointment launches Summers into prominence
    When Mayor Rahm Emanuel picked Kurt Summers Jr. as city treasurer, he catapulted the little-known, 35-year-old, Harvard-educated investment banker into a prominent city post that could set him on a trajectory to one day run for higher office. It was...