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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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  • 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...
  • Arlington Heights lets pet store owner out of 'puppy mill' law for now

    Arlington Heights lets pet store owner out of 'puppy mill' law for now
    An Arlington Heights pet store owner won a temporary reprieve Monday from Cook County's so-called puppy mill law, which was challenged this week in a federal lawsuit. Arlington Heights village officials made the decision to give Happiness is Pets...
  • City politicians hitch wagon to Jackie Robinson Little League team

    City politicians hitch wagon to Jackie Robinson Little League team
    Chicago's Democratic political class hitched its wagon to the Jackie Robinson West All-Star team's popularity today, turning out in force for some television time and election-year retail campaigning during a rally for the national Little League champions...
  • Hyde Park's retail revival is on a roll

    Hyde Park's retail revival is on a roll
    Chef Matthias Merges said he hesitated at first when the University of Chicago asked him several years ago to open a restaurant in Hyde Park. The owner of acclaimed Yusho and Billy Sunday in hipster haven Logan Square loved the diverse and tightknit South...
  • Chicago manufacturing 'punching below its weight,' report says

    Chicago manufacturing 'punching below its weight,' report says
    Metro Chicago lags behind many counterparts nationwide in the recovery of its manufacturing sector as well as the exports it fuels, a serious deficit as the city reaches for a bigger share of global economic activity. While the 14-county tri-state...
  • Chicago Tribune poll: Support for Mayor Rahm Emanuel falling fast in Chicago

    Chicago Tribune poll: Support for Mayor Rahm Emanuel falling fast in Chicago
    Chicago voters have grown sharply dissatisfied with Mayor Rahm Emanuel's job performance and have signaled a willingness to support his most prominent potential challenger, a new Chicago Tribune poll has found. Facing concerns over crime, education...
  • Obamacare money boost helps Cook County hospitals budget next year

    Obamacare money boost helps Cook County hospitals budget next year
    A key Cook County panel on Friday endorsed a plan to increase public health care spending to $1.54 billion, but the amount local taxpayers will be asked to contribute is expected to decrease under the plan as federal funding fills the gap. Next year&...