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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board president, buys Hyde Park condo

     Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board president, buys Hyde Park condo
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle last month paid $120,000 for a three-bedroom vintage condo in Hyde Park. The second-floor unit, in a building designed by architect Horatio Wilson and built in 1910, is just two blocks from Lake Michigan and...
  • Excerpts from editorials by Illinois newspapers

    June 15, 2015 Chicago Sun-Times Springfield's secret to criminal justice reform — compromise People who work with troubled kids will tell you that it does no good to put a child as young as 10 in a county detention facility. Talk about setting...