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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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  • Braun's dismal showing no cause for despair

     
    From Sunday's print editions... Yes, Carol Moseley Braun's mayoral candidacy was a humiliating disaster. After all of Tuesday's votes were counted, we learned from the Chicago Board of Elections that she won only one of the city's 2,570 precincts —....
  • Wretched excess: Looking down on Emanuel's throw-down

     
    To: Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel Re: Planned inaugural festivities I've never been a fan of inaugural excess. Victorious candidates deserve to celebrate their achievement — running a successful campaign — and generally do so on election night....
  • Crib sheet: The 55 promises of Rahm Emanuel

     
    Typically, politicians stop making promises to voters and begin lowering expectations the moment the polls close on Election Day. "Big challenges lie ahead, and I'm hopeful that if we all work together ..." Which is what makes soon-to-be Mayor Rahm......
  • Un-Shermanesque Preckwinkle still has time (at least) to run for mayor

     
    This Sunday print column item is adapted from a post earlier this week and riffs off this news story Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was tantalizingly un-Shermanesque in her response last week to reporters who pressed her on whether......
  • Small Illinois primary races poll voters on big issues

     
    Wednesday's print column Is there still political life in the anti-gay marriage movement? Are union forces strong enough to win a battle with the Democratic establishment over pension reform? These questions are central to two of the most interesting...
  • Open thread: The Weeks in Review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
  • Without Preckwinkle, anti-Rahm forces have bubkes*

     
    Laura Washington writes today that liberals opposed to Mayor Rahm Emanuel have been talking big about Emanuel's vulnerability in his bid for re-election next year, but-- So far, it’s hakn a tshaynik — Yiddish, Wikipedia says, meaning, “...
  • College student plans to run for Chicago mayor

     
    By Jessica Reynolds Rumors about who might challenge Rahm Emanuel in the 2015 mayoral election have started to circulate, with mentions of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis and a handful of...
  • Land of Linkin'

     
    An occasional listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. Because we aren't fat enough already: Pizza Hut launches a cookie pizza Pizza Hut......
  • Weeks in review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Connected to Chicago (mp3) WLS-AM Host Bill Cameron and Greg Hinz of Crains Chicago Business, Ray Long of Chicago......
  • Collecting on calls

     
    Rob Wildeboer of WBEZ FM 91.5 is doing excellent reporting this week on the local angle in national scandal: The abusively high rates that incarcerated people must pay to make simple telephone calls: Calls (from the Cook County jail) are......