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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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  • Topinka's 'heart attack' forecast a real grabber

    Topinka's 'heart attack' forecast a real grabber
    The main event in Illinois politics Monday evening was a televised debate between the top candidates for governor in the Nov. 4 election. But the undercard — a joint appearance on public TV by the candidates for state comptroller —...
  • 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...
  • Emanuel's new challenger faces fundraising, support challenges

    Emanuel's new challenger faces fundraising, support challenges
    The latest entrant into the Chicago mayor's race said Tuesday that he hopes to knock off Rahm Emanuel by inheriting the momentum Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis had started to build before a sudden illness prevented her from running....
  • Endorsements for Cook County Board

    Endorsements for Cook County Board
    Four years ago, Todd Stroger ended his hapless and costly regime as president of the Cook County Board. Toni Preckwinkle beat him in the Democratic primary and she went on to win the general election. She has kept her promise to eliminate Stroger's much-...
  • A dose of good news on CountyCare

     A dose of good news on CountyCare
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle recently visited the Tribune Editorial Board and delivered a dose of unexpected good news about the county's health care system: The fledgling Medicaid expansion known as CountyCare is looking healthier than it...
  • Emanuel names Preckwinkle administration official city treasurer

    Emanuel names Preckwinkle administration official city treasurer
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel picked investment executive and former Cook County official Kurt Summers Jr. to be the new city treasurer Wednesday, saying it's important to quickly get the right person in place to manage municipal investments rather than waiting...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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....
  • 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...