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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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  • Preckwinkle's pension-change fantasy

    Preckwinkle's pension-change fantasy
    What part of "shall not be diminished or impaired" does Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle not understand? Preckwinkle, deflecting criticism of her plan to reimpose the 1 percent sales tax increase that she eliminated when following through on...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Cook County Forest Preserve to open campground in Northbrook

    Cook County Forest Preserve to open campground in Northbrook
    For the first time in 50 years, Cook County is opening camping grounds across the Chicago suburbs, and staff is encouraging everyone to spend a night under the stars. "A lot of people think they have to go to Michigan or Indiana or something to be...
  • West suburban business leaders leery of proposed Cook County sales tax hike

    West suburban business leaders leery of proposed Cook County sales tax hike
    West suburban business groups haven't taken a formal position on a proposed 1 percent sales tax hike in Cook County, but stiff opposition would be no surprise. "You could probably poll just about every member and find raising taxes alone isn't what's...
  • Vote could be close on Preckwinkle sales tax

    Vote could be close on Preckwinkle sales tax
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is within striking distance of securing the votes needed to raise the county sales tax by a penny on the dollar, but she'll have to be persuasive to get there, a Tribune survey of county commissioners...
  • Raise taxes in Cook County — just not the sales tax

    Raise taxes in Cook County — just not the sales tax
    No one wants to pay more in taxes, alas expenses and pensions are growing. While Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is floating an idea about raising the sales tax, I would recommend that the real estate tax be upped instead. Here are my...
  • Whatever Toni Preckwinkle needs, she gets

    Whatever Toni Preckwinkle needs, she gets
    I should have seen it coming. I heard that Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was talking to county commissioners about a penny sales tax increase. I hope my commissioner has the intelligence and integrity to support her. I am going to call...