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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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  • Rauner serves a veto and a lifeline

    Rauner serves a veto and a lifeline
    Gov. Bruce Rauner announced Thursday he has vetoed the state budget that lawmakers passed in May, except for education appropriations, which he has approved. His rejection of a spending plan that was hopelessly unbalanced came with a significant offer...
  • Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board president, buys Hyde Park condo

     Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board president, buys Hyde Park condo
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle last month paid $120,000 for a three-bedroom vintage condo in Hyde Park. The second-floor unit, in a building designed by architect Horatio Wilson and built in 1910, is just two blocks from Lake Michigan and...
  • Legislature OKs bill to keep more juvenile offenders out of adult court

    Legislature OKs bill to keep more juvenile offenders out of adult court
    Illinois' latest effort toward criminal justice reform has been heralded as a return to the state's roots as a pioneer in the treatment of juvenile offenders. State lawmakers on Sunday passed a bill that would reduce the number of juveniles...
  • 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...
  • Rauner, Democrats each fighting 'for the middle class'

    Rauner, Democrats each fighting 'for the middle class'
    Lawmakers left the Capitol on Sunday for an uncertain summer amid stalemate over a new state budget and pro-business changes as Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic legislative leaders engaged in a heated round of attacks over who is a better...
  • 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...
  • Improving justice in Cook County

    Improving justice in Cook County
    Two years ago, Cook County's top officials sat side-by-side for an interview on Channel 11 WTTW's weeknight program, "Chicago Tonight." It was a grab-the-popcorn moment. Cook County Circuit Court Chief Judge Timothy Evans, County Board President Toni...
  • 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...
  • DuSable Museum honors star role models

     DuSable Museum honors star role models
    The DuSable Museum of African American History celebrated the 20th anniversary of its "A Night of 100 Stars" Gala on March 28 at the elegant South Shore Cultural Center. The fundraiser honored five community leaders with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov....
  • Rahm's lessons for Hillary

    Rahm's lessons for Hillary
    If Hillary Clinton wants to read the heart of the Democratic Party as the 2016 presidential campaign cycle begins, she should look homeward: To Chicago. Because here, in the aftermath of establishment Mayor Rahm Emanuel's re-election victory over...
  • Preckwinkle to address Unitarian seminary graduates about criminal justice

    Preckwinkle to address Unitarian seminary graduates about criminal justice
    Toni Preckwinkle hesitates to call her public service career a ministry. The former high school history teacher, five-term Chicago alderman and Cook County Board president refers to it as a calling. Her lifework is rooted in the Unitarian Universalist...