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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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  • Council committee endorses Emanuel treasurer pick

    Council committee endorses Emanuel treasurer pick
    A key City Council Committee on Monday endorsed Mayor Rahm Emanuel's selection of Kurt Summers Jr. as the new city treasurer, an appointment that will give Summers a leg up in February's municipal election. Summers, a 35-year-old investment firm...
  • Mayor Emanuel advises incoming treasurer on life-work balance

    Mayor Emanuel advises incoming treasurer on life-work balance
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday offered a monologue about balancing the needs of work and family, after several aldermen warned incoming city treasurer Kurt Summers Jr. about the family sacrifices he would make as a public official. Emanuel gave Summers...
  • Preckwinkle wins easy approval of $4 billion budget

    Preckwinkle wins easy approval of $4 billion budget
    Despite dissent from a fellow Democrat, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Friday won easy approval for her $4 billion 2015 budget proposal that includes no new taxes, fines or fees. Commissioner Larry Suffredin, D-Evanston, voted against...
  • City treasurer dismisses Rauner job talk as 'kind of crazy'

    City treasurer dismisses Rauner job talk as 'kind of crazy'
    Outgoing City Treasurer Stephanie Neely on Tuesday dismissed as “kind of crazy” the criticism Republican governor challenger Bruce Rauner lobbed at Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn for not picking her as his running mate. Neely was responding to...
  • Emanuel looking at former Preckwinkle chief of staff for city treasurer job

    Emanuel looking at former Preckwinkle chief of staff for city treasurer job
    Two-term City Treasurer Stephanie Neely announced Monday that she is resigning at the end of November to return to the private sector, a move that has cleared the way for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to appoint her replacement ahead of the February election....
  • Tribune endorsements: Cook County judicial races

    Tribune endorsements: Cook County judicial races
    Voters in Cook County will find the usual sea of judicial candidates on the ballot in the Nov. 4 election. Here's the maddening thing: You'll find more than 80 candidates seeking election or retention, but you'll have few chances to affect the outcome....
  • With Lewis out, prospects for robust debate dim

    With Lewis out, prospects for robust debate dim
    Side by side across the top of Page 6 of Tuesday's Tribune were a pair of stories in sad juxtaposition. On the left was an article summarizing new research from the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity headlined, "School study pans charters'...
  • Brain tumor keeps Karen Lewis out of mayor race: source

    Brain tumor keeps Karen Lewis out of mayor race: source
    Karen Lewis, the controversial, combative and charismatic leader of the Chicago Teachers Union, will not run for mayor, significantly boosting Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s chances to win re-election next year. The decision by Lewis comes after she was...
  • Lewis' mystery ailment clouds outlook for Emanuel opponents

    Lewis' mystery ailment clouds outlook for Emanuel opponents
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis' illness is serious enough for her to temporarily relinquish leadership of the union, officials said Thursday, but a lack of details on her condition makes it difficult to determine if her health will derail...
  • Open thread: The week in review. Show us your common sense!

    49 Busy few weeks here and I've hardly touched on the biggest stories out there: Ebola, Karen Lewis in the hospital, the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative hearings, the U.S. Supreme Court's hugely important non-decision on gay marriage... As to the...
  • Union: CTU president has 'serious illness'

    Union: CTU president has 'serious illness'
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis underwent surgery on Wednesday and “has a serious illness,” said union Vice President Jesse Sharkey, who at a news conference Thursday offered no further details on Lewis’ health. Sharkey said...