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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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  • What Preckwinkle decision not to run means for mayoral race

    What Preckwinkle decision not to run means for mayoral race
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle declared Tuesday that she won’t run for mayor, leaving union and community groups angry over Chicago’s violent crime, school closings and teetering finances searching for a credible candidate to...
  • 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....
  • Preckwinkle's pass on mayoral run has given life to Karen Lewis

     Preckwinkle's pass on mayoral run has given life to Karen Lewis
    I spoke to Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis after she landed in Hawaii on Tuesday afternoon, just after Rahm Emanuel became the happiest mayor in Chicago. The news that made the Rahmfather smile? Not Lewis being thousands of miles away in...
  • 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...
  • Daley claims 'medical hardship' to keep from testifying

    Daley claims 'medical hardship' to keep from testifying
    Former Mayor Richard M. Daley's attorneys say it would be a medical hardship for him to testify in the city's lawsuit against operators of the Park Grill restaurant in Millennium Park. His lawyers did not explain in their motion filed Wednesday why...
  • Saving Illinois: How the pols who caused this crisis can save Illinois from ruin

    Saving Illinois: 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...
  • 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...
  • Cook County AFSCME employees picket over Preckwinkle contract offer

    Cook County AFSCME employees picket over Preckwinkle contract offer
    A Cook County government workers’ union picketed during Tuesday’s lunch hour to call attention to stalled contract negotiations. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31 members fanned out at 14 county work...
  • Quinn calls Rauner a 'saboteur' on pension fixes

    Quinn calls Rauner a 'saboteur' on pension fixes
    Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday labeled his Republican opponent Bruce Rauner a “saboteur” who worked to block overhauls of state and city government worker pension systems but failed to present his own solutions. The Democratic governor’...