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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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),...
  • Cook County workers will get 10.75% raise over 5 years

    Cook County workers will get 10.75% raise over 5 years
    Cook County commissioners approved Wednesday two new contracts with government worker unions that include average pay increases of about 2.2 percent a year as the board prepares to put together a new budget that could result in a tax hike. About 2,650...
  • Illinois law would change process for juvenile offenders

    A measure approved by the Illinois Legislature and awaiting Gov. Bruce Rauner's decision would end automatic transfers to adult court for 15-year-olds and limit the transfer of 16 and 17-year-olds for charges of first-degree murder, aggravated criminal...
  • Hazel Crest fires manager, seeks to block severance

    Hazel Crest trustees have voted to fire Village Manager Marlo Kemp, who has been on paid suspension since last month and served as manager for a little more than a year. Separately, the village wants a Cook County judge to void the severance provision of...
  • 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...