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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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  • Endia Martin's killing latest focal point in debate over juvenile justice

    Endia Martin's killing latest focal point in debate over juvenile justice
    It was one of Chicago's most shocking homicides this year — a 14-year-old girl fatally shot Endia Martin, also 14, after the two argued over a boy, prosecutors say. The April killing has since become a focal point in the debate over how the...
  • A Chicago-centric calendar for 2015

    Here's a look at this year's planned events and commemorations of interest to Chicagoans, to be held here and elsewhere: Jan. 1 — New Year's Day Jan. 1 — Illinois' personal income tax rate drops from 5 percent to 3.75 percent. Jan. 12 &#...
  • Preckwinkle, County Board face major financial hurdles in new term

    Preckwinkle, County Board face major financial hurdles in new term
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle took the oath of office for a second term Monday, reflecting on her successes while looking ahead to four years in which county's financial problems could get tougher and she will have full ownership of...
  • Cook County may pay $41,000 in parking, traffic tickets to Chicago

    Cook County may pay $41,000 in parking, traffic tickets to Chicago
    Cook County commissioners will consider a proposal Wednesday to cut a $41,640 check to finally settle up with the city of Chicago for years worth of unpaid parking and traffic tickets issued to people driving county vehicles. The check would cover...
  • 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...
  • 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'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-...
  • 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...
  • Can Illinois survive an income tax rollback?

    Can Illinois survive an income tax rollback?
    A week ago we explained why the race for governor of Illinois isn't only about whether incumbent Pat Quinn or challenger Bruce Rauner will be Illinois' CEO for four years. This contest also is a referendum on the future of the 67 percent personal income...
  • 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 —...