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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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  • Preckwinkle calls for end to automatic transfers of minors to adult court

    Preckwinkle calls for end to automatic transfers of minors to adult court
    Calling the automatic transfer of juveniles to adult court to face serious criminal charges "a deeply unfair practice that disproportionately impacts youth of color," Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Friday called for an end to the practice...
  • Cupich leads prayers for Cook County's unidentified dead

    Cupich leads prayers for Cook County's unidentified dead
    Eighteen unfinished wooden boxes containing the remains of some of Cook County's unidentified dead sat single file along the eastern edge of Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery in the Far Southwest Side neighborhood of Kennedy Park. Nearby, caskets...
  • The verdict? Potential jurors not impressed by jury pay raise

    The verdict? Potential jurors not impressed by jury pay raise
    In the five times Cheyenne Murphy has been summoned for jury duty, she said she has never been selected to hear a trial. Instead, the Rogers Park woman has lingered in what she said was a dreary room full of strangers for hours, passing the time...
  • Shaping the Forest Preserves of Cook County

    In a recent editorial, you rightly described the importance of the Forest Preserves of Cook County and the role of forward-thinking visionaries in creating them. We’re grateful for your help in sharing this inspiring story. But while your piece...
  • Cook County may pay $41,000 in parking, traffic tickets to Chicago

    Cook County may pay $41,000 in parking, traffic tickets to Chicago
    Cook County commissioners will consider a proposal Wednesday to cut a $41,640 check to finally settle up with the city of Chicago for years worth of unpaid parking and traffic tickets issued to people driving county vehicles. The check would cover...
  • Preckwinkle, County Board face major financial hurdles in new term

    Preckwinkle, County Board face major financial hurdles in new term
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle took the oath of office for a second term Monday, reflecting on her successes while looking ahead to four years in which county's financial problems could get tougher and she will have full ownership of...
  • A dose of good news on CountyCare

     A dose of good news on CountyCare
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle recently visited the Tribune Editorial Board and delivered a dose of unexpected good news about the county's health care system: The fledgling Medicaid expansion known as CountyCare is looking healthier than it...
  • Emanuel's new challenger faces fundraising, support challenges

    Emanuel's new challenger faces fundraising, support challenges
    The latest entrant into the Chicago mayor's race said Tuesday that he hopes to knock off Rahm Emanuel by inheriting the momentum Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis had started to build before a sudden illness prevented her from running....
  • Endorsements for Cook County Board

    Endorsements for Cook County Board
    Four years ago, Todd Stroger ended his hapless and costly regime as president of the Cook County Board. Toni Preckwinkle beat him in the Democratic primary and she went on to win the general election. She has kept her promise to eliminate Stroger's much-...
  • Obama urges Democrats to vote early for Quinn

    Obama urges Democrats to vote early for Quinn
    President Barack Obama on Sunday night helped launch an all-out effort by Democrats to get voters to the polls for Gov. Pat Quinn, telling thousands gathered at a South Side rally to cast their ballots when early voting starts Monday. “Pat Quinn...
  • Can Illinois survive an income tax rollback?

    Can Illinois survive an income tax rollback?
    A week ago we explained why the race for governor of Illinois isn't only about whether incumbent Pat Quinn or challenger Bruce Rauner will be Illinois' CEO for four years. This contest also is a referendum on the future of the 67 percent personal income...