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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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  • With Lewis out, prospects for robust debate dim

    With Lewis out, prospects for robust debate dim
    Side by side across the top of Page 6 of Tuesday's Tribune were a pair of stories in sad juxtaposition. On the left was an article summarizing new research from the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity headlined, "School study pans charters'...
  • Brain tumor keeps Karen Lewis out of mayor race: source

    Brain tumor keeps Karen Lewis out of mayor race: source
    Karen Lewis, the controversial, combative and charismatic leader of the Chicago Teachers Union, will not run for mayor, significantly boosting Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s chances to win re-election next year. The decision by Lewis comes after she was...
  • Lewis' mystery ailment clouds outlook for Emanuel opponents

    Lewis' mystery ailment clouds outlook for Emanuel opponents
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis' illness is serious enough for her to temporarily relinquish leadership of the union, officials said Thursday, but a lack of details on her condition makes it difficult to determine if her health will derail...
  • Union: CTU president has 'serious illness'

    Union: CTU president has 'serious illness'
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis underwent surgery on Wednesday and “has a serious illness,” said union Vice President Jesse Sharkey, who at a news conference Thursday offered no further details on Lewis’ health. Sharkey said...
  • Open thread: The week in review. Show us your common sense!

    49 Busy few weeks here and I've hardly touched on the biggest stories out there: Ebola, Karen Lewis in the hospital, the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative hearings, the U.S. Supreme Court's hugely important non-decision on gay marriage... As to the...
  • Preckwinkle: Enjoy new budget because pain's coming in 2016

    Preckwinkle: Enjoy new budget because pain's coming in 2016
    Taxpayers won’t be hit any harder by next year’s Cook County government spending plan, but they may not be so fortunate in 2016. That admission by County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Thursday came after her annual budget speech,...
  • Crucial vote looms on controversial toll road

    Crucial vote looms on controversial toll road
    Nearly a year after backers of the proposed billion-dollar Illiana toll road won a crucial battle to drive the controversial project forward, another showdown looms this week. Opponents hope to halt the effort to build the 50-mile, four-lane highway...
  • Say 'no' to the Illiana Expressway (again)

     Say 'no' to the Illiana Expressway (again)
    A new privatized toll road proposed primarily to speed freight trucks across the Midwest may instead charge tolls too high to attract trucks, and will likely require hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies. — From "Highway...
  • Chicago, 7 area counties agree to work to boost exports

    Chicago, 7 area counties agree to work to boost exports
    After decades of an "every-town-for-itself" approach to economic development, Chicago-area leaders will pool efforts to pump up the region's tepid export growth rate in a pilot project to be announced Monday. The planned two-year collaboration among...
  • Illinois gives $1.1 million tax break to Chinese engine maker

    Illinois gives $1.1 million tax break to Chinese engine maker
    The state revealed Tuesday that provided a $1.1 million tax incentive package that helped bring a large Chinese diesel engine manufacturer to Rolling Meadows. On Monday, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s office announced that the...
  • Mayor's drug plan pitch greeted with skepticism

    Mayor's drug plan pitch greeted with skepticism
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday started to sell his idea of loosening Illinois drug laws for possession of illegal substances like marijuana, heroin and cocaine, but some of those he has to convince said they're skeptical because he'll want tougher gun laws...