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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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  • Rauner serves a veto and a lifeline

    Rauner serves a veto and a lifeline
    Gov. Bruce Rauner announced Thursday he has vetoed the state budget that lawmakers passed in May, except for education appropriations, which he has approved. His rejection of a spending plan that was hopelessly unbalanced came with a significant offer...
  • Supreme Court gay marriage ruling praised by Illinois advocates

     Supreme Court gay marriage ruling praised by Illinois advocates
    Armed with a red rose for his husband, Vincent Cousineau walked along North Halsted Street in Chicago on Friday, cheering at honking cars celebrating the news that the nation's high court had struck down bans on same-sex marriages, effectively making...
  • Real justice in Illinois juvenile courts

    Real justice in Illinois juvenile courts
    We applaud the Tribune’s report on the General Assembly’s passage of legislation ending automatic transfer to adult court of minors charged with serious felonies. Gov. Bruce Rauner should sign this bill, which restores to juvenile court judges...
  • Todd Stroger on sales tax hike: Told ya so

    Todd Stroger on sales tax hike: Told ya so
    Former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger on Tuesday said he’s feeling vindicated that his successor is trying to raise the sales tax -- the very issue that led to him losing re-election. Board President Toni Preckwinkle, who defeated Stroger...
  • And now the Toni Stroger tax

    And now the Toni Stroger tax
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is now pushing for a 1 percent county sales tax increase. This would be the same increase she ran against for her first term. Otherwise known as "the Stroger Tax" named after former Cook County Board...
  • Preckwinkle defends proposed sales tax increase

    Preckwinkle defends proposed sales tax increase
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Tuesday defended her proposal to increase the sales tax by a penny on the dollar, saying the move is necessary to prevent even greater financial difficulties in coming years. The second-term board...
  • Cook County business owners on county's borders fear hike in sales tax

    Cook County business owners on county's borders fear hike in sales tax
    Business owners and operators on all edges of the Cook County border were fearful Tuesday of an effort to raise the county sales tax rate 1 percentage point, arguing it will drive away customers who can easily travel a few extra blocks or miles to avoid...
  • Business owners near Cook County's borders upset about proposed sales tax increase

    Business owners near Cook County's borders upset about proposed sales tax increase
    A restaurant's 30-year anniversary normally would trigger a major celebration. But the owner of Bambino's Family Restaurant in Steger says Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's unexpected move to reinstate a 1 percentage-point sales tax...
  • Report: Cook County board president seeks tax hike

    A newspaper is reporting Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is trying to convince commissioners to go along with a 1-cent increase in the sales tax to fund pensions and balance the county budget. The Chicago Tribune (http://trib.in/1N1ZZCn),...
  • CPS on the brink

    CPS on the brink
    After years of masking over a looming financial catastrophe, the Chicago Public Schools system has produced a report that says ... CPS has spent years masking over a looming financial catastrophe. Sober recognition is small consolation. Actually, it's...
  • Watch out for the Toni Tax

    Watch out for the Toni Tax
    Cook County Board President Toni Stroger ... Whoops, we meant Todd Preckwinkle ... Wait, let's try this again: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is weighing the idea of imposing a penny-on-the-dollar increase in the local sales tax to...