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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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  • 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....
  • Obama urges Democrats to vote early for Quinn

    Obama urges Democrats to vote early for Quinn
    President Barack Obama on Sunday night helped launch an all-out effort by Democrats to get voters to the polls for Gov. Pat Quinn, telling thousands gathered at a South Side rally to cast their ballots when early voting starts Monday. “Pat Quinn...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Preckwinkle: Enjoy new budget because pain's coming in 2016

    Preckwinkle: Enjoy new budget because pain's coming in 2016
    Taxpayers won’t be hit any harder by next year’s Cook County government spending plan, but they may not be so fortunate in 2016. That admission by County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Thursday came after her annual budget speech,...
  • 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...
  • 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...