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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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  • How the pols who caused this crisis can save Illinois from ruin

    How the pols who caused this crisis can save Illinois from ruin
    "(W)e have concluded that the provision was aimed at protecting the right to receive the promised retirement benefits, not the adequacy of the funding to pay for them." — Illinois Supreme Court, ruling that the Illinois Constitution says even a...
  • An outrageous amount of Chicago property tax bill goes to pay pensions

    I just paid my Chicago property taxes, and I’m not happy. It’s not the total amount that I had to pay that bothers me the most. It’s the column on the right-hand side of the page labeled “Pension” that has me upset. Why...
  • 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......
  • If the mayoral election were held today....

     
    We had a conversation at work yesterday in which we batted around the question, "If the Chicago mayoral election were held today, would Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle beat incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel?" Opinions were divided, but my answer.....
  • An unwelcome surprise from the Cook County health system

    An unwelcome surprise from the Cook County health system
    CountyCare — that's Cook County's attempt to leverage federal dollars through a Medicaid managed care program — is in a heap of trouble. Expenses outstripped revenues by $21 million in the first six months of the county's fiscal year,...
  • Alderman considering mayoral run raises over $100,000 in 3 months

    Alderman considering mayoral run raises over $100,000 in 3 months
    An alderman considering a run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel has raised a little over 10 percent of the money he estimates it would take to mount a challenge to the incumbent in 2015. Ald. Robert Fioretti, 2nd, has $326,000 in his campaign fund, according to...
  • Toni Preckwinkle sets a good example for Illinois politicians

    The Tribune Editorial Board’s praise for Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle reminded all of your readers that there are some rays of hope in the Illinois political scene. She has brought honesty, integrity and transparency to Cook County...
  • Editorial: Preckwinkle's prose challenges candidates for governor and mayor

    Editorial: Preckwinkle's prose challenges candidates for governor and mayor
    “You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose.” —Mario Cuomo, Democratic Party elder and former governor of New York. The 2014 race for governor of Illinois is set, and the 2015 race for mayor of Chicago is fast coming into focus....
  • Fioretti bashes Emanuel, stops short of announcing mayoral bid

    Fioretti bashes Emanuel, stops short of announcing mayoral bid
    Ald. Robert Fioretti on Monday sounded every bit the candidate for Chicago’s top office with his public dissection of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s tenure, but he stopped short of saying he would take on the incumbent in next year’s election....
  • Neighbor's roosters have man calling fowl

    Neighbor's roosters have man calling fowl
    The unwanted wake-up calls begin at sunrise, about a half-dozen roosters throatily cock-a-doodle-dooing in a coop at a home across the street from Jim Jandora. "It's not very enjoyable to hear the sounds of five cocking roosters at 5 a.m. each morning...
  • Preckwinkle hits Springfield on pension plan

    Preckwinkle hits Springfield on pension plan
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle hit Springfield Thursday to try to build support for changes to the county pension plan that she says would halt its ongoing decline toward insolvency. She met with Senate President John Cullerton House...