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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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  • Excerpts from editorials by Illinois newspapers

    June 15, 2015 Chicago Sun-Times Springfield's secret to criminal justice reform — compromise People who work with troubled kids will tell you that it does no good to put a child as young as 10 in a county detention facility. Talk about setting...
  • 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...
  • Cook forest preserve opens 1st of 5 campgrounds

    Cook forest preserve opens 1st of 5 campgrounds
    Tucked between highways in South Holland is Camp Shabbona Woods, a campground within the Cook County Forest Preserve Districtthat has been largely unused for 50 years. This weekend, Camp Shabbona became the first of five renovated forest preserve...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Madigan, Rauner continue gamesmanship with millionaire tax, term limits

    Madigan, Rauner continue gamesmanship with millionaire tax, term limits
    The political gamesmanship continued Wednesday as Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan took aim at wealthy Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner by pushing a measure to raise taxes on millionaires while GOP lawmakers shot back with a call for term limits to...