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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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  • 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...
  • Preckwinkle tries again on Cook County pension changes

    Preckwinkle tries again on Cook County pension changes
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is trying to revive a plan to overhaul government worker pensions, with supporters arguing the proposal is vastly different from changes to state retirement benefits recently struck down by the Illinois Supreme...
  • Mission Hills residents sue county, Red Seal

    A Mission Hills group in opposition to the controversial Red Seal golf course redevelopment there has, as promised, filed suit against the Northbrook developer and the Cook County Board, which approved the plan Feb. 10. The suit, filed May 7, asks for an...
  • Salvaging Illinois after the pension ruling

    Salvaging Illinois after the pension ruling
    “Obliging the government to control itself is what we are called upon to do today.” — Illinois Supreme Court, May 8, 2015. With their public finances ravaged, their taxpayer debts enormous and any prospects for cost control bleak,...
  • After the pension ruling: Salvaging Illinois

    "Obliging the government to control itself is what we are called upon to do today." — Illinois Supreme Court, May 8, 2015.   With their public finances ravaged, their taxpayer debts enormous and any prospects for cost control bleak, Illinois...
  • Four Cook County leaders agree criminal justice remains flawed

     Four Cook County leaders agree criminal justice remains flawed
    Four leaders of Cook County's criminal justice system agreed the system remains flawed but sparred briefly at a joint appearance Thursday after the county's chief judge said some people languishing in jail for minor offenses like retail theft had...
  • Preckwinkle tries to make Berrios nepotism fine stick

    Preckwinkle tries to make Berrios nepotism fine stick
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will try once again to make a punishment stick against Assessor Joe Berrios for hiring two relatives after a judge last week tossed out $10,000 in fines the Board of Ethics had tried to impose for violating...
  • Will Mayor Survivor and the aldermen help Chicago, too, survive?

    Will Mayor Survivor and the aldermen help Chicago, too, survive?
    Two months ago, political pros and hobbyists alike were debating whether Mayor Rahm Emanuel would win 50-percent-plus-one of the votes cast Feb. 24 and bury his four challengers in a snowbank. He didn't come close. And until Tuesday's runoff, it wasn't...
  • Judge says Berrios doesn't have to pay $10,000 ethics fine

    Judge says Berrios doesn't have to pay $10,000 ethics fine
    Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios doesn't have to pay $10,000 in fines leveled against him for hiring his relatives shortly after taking office, a judge has ruled. Berrios has been fighting payment of the fine since the county Board of Ethics in 2012...
  • Alvarez proposes steering minor drug offenders to treatment

    Alvarez proposes steering minor drug offenders to treatment
    Low-level drug cases have crowded Cook County courts for years, inflating one of the largest criminal justice systems in the country with costly prosecutions that have done little to stem drug use. In 2010 alone, more than 33,000 people were arrested in...