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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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  • 165 businesses cited in crackdown on unstamped cigarettes

     165 businesses cited in crackdown on unstamped cigarettes
    A crackdown on unstamped cigarette sales resulted in citations for 165 Chicago businesses over two months, the city Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection announced Thursday morning. The "Check the Stamps" campaign came in the wake of...
  • Crucial vote looms on controversial toll road

    Crucial vote looms on controversial toll road
    Nearly a year after backers of the proposed billion-dollar Illiana toll road won a crucial battle to drive the controversial project forward, another showdown looms this week. Opponents hope to halt the effort to build the 50-mile, four-lane highway...
  • Say 'no' to the Illiana Expressway (again)

     Say 'no' to the Illiana Expressway (again)
    A new privatized toll road proposed primarily to speed freight trucks across the Midwest may instead charge tolls too high to attract trucks, and will likely require hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies. — From "Highway...
  • Chicago, 7 area counties agree to work to boost exports

    Chicago, 7 area counties agree to work to boost exports
    After decades of an "every-town-for-itself" approach to economic development, Chicago-area leaders will pool efforts to pump up the region's tepid export growth rate in a pilot project to be announced Monday. The planned two-year collaboration among...
  • Mayor's drug plan pitch greeted with skepticism

    Mayor's drug plan pitch greeted with skepticism
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday started to sell his idea of loosening Illinois drug laws for possession of illegal substances like marijuana, heroin and cocaine, but some of those he has to convince said they're skeptical because he'll want tougher gun laws...
  • Illinois gives $1.1 million tax break to Chinese engine maker

    Illinois gives $1.1 million tax break to Chinese engine maker
    The state revealed Tuesday that provided a $1.1 million tax incentive package that helped bring a large Chinese diesel engine manufacturer to Rolling Meadows. On Monday, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s office announced that the...
  • Lawsuit postpones Cook County 'puppy mill' ban

    Lawsuit postpones Cook County 'puppy mill' ban
    A federal judge ordered a delay Thursday in Cook County's new law targeting so-called puppy mills that is being challenged in federal court and suburban town halls. "I think people can rest assured that people can get their Christmas puppies and their...
  • Judge delays Cook County ban on 'puppy mill' pet sales

    Judge delays Cook County ban on 'puppy mill' pet sales
    A federal judge has issued an order delaying Cook County's ban on "puppy mills" in response to a lawsuit claiming the measure is unconstitutional. "I think people can rest assured that people can get their Christmas puppies and their Easter bunnies in...
  • Former Preckwinkle aide to lead pro-Lucas museum group

    Former Preckwinkle aide to lead pro-Lucas museum group
    A group calling itself "Friends of the Lucas Museum" has formed to "outline the potential benefits Chicagoans can expect from the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art coming to Chicago" ahead of upcoming public hearings on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's controversial...
  • Arlington Heights lets pet store owner out of 'puppy mill' law for now

    Arlington Heights lets pet store owner out of 'puppy mill' law for now
    An Arlington Heights pet store owner won a temporary reprieve Monday from Cook County's so-called puppy mill law, which was challenged this week in a federal lawsuit. Arlington Heights village officials made the decision to give Happiness is Pets...
  • Rauner education plan light on specifics

    Rauner education plan light on specifics
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Monday promised to pump more money into education from preschool through college should he be elected, but failed to say how he’d pay for it and keep his earlier pledges to lower the income tax rate...