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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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  • A 'good day' for lawyer who fought against drug war

    A 'good day' for lawyer who fought against drug war
    James Gierach sounded almost giddy when I telephoned him Monday to get his reaction to Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez's announcement that she would no longer prosecute misdemeanor marijuana cases and would refer non-violent felony drug...
  • Political benefit to Alvarez on marijuana plan

    Political benefit to Alvarez on marijuana plan
    Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez’s announcement Monday that she would stop prosecuting misdemeanor drug offenses comes as she faces a possible election challenge next year from the chief of staff to Cook County Board President Toni...
  • Reaction to Cardinal George's death

    Reaction to Cardinal George's death
    News of Cardinal George's death on Friday brought reaction from fellow religious leaders, political leaders and others. Here are excerpts from some of them. . Statement from Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich: "A man of peace, tenacity and courage...
  • John Kass: Rahm Emanuel's lessons for Hillary Clinton

    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 the...
  • DuSable Museum honors star role models

     DuSable Museum honors star role models
    The DuSable Museum of African American History celebrated the 20th anniversary of its "A Night of 100 Stars" Gala on March 28 at the elegant South Shore Cultural Center. The fundraiser honored five community leaders with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Emanuel, Garcia work to close the deal

    Emanuel, Garcia work to close the deal
    A re-election-seeking Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday tried to position himself as a better leader to instill confidence in the business sector as he and challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia campaign for last-minute support on a holiday weekend....
  • Obama visit is crowning moment in Emanuel's appeal to black voters

    Obama visit is crowning moment in Emanuel's appeal to black voters
    President Barack Obama delivered a pre-election bouquet to Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday, backing his friend's bid for a second term as he announced national monument status for the Pullman historic district, a key site in America's labor and civil...
  • City Council endorsements, 1st - 8th Wards

    City Council endorsements, 1st - 8th Wards
    If you took a helicopter ride across Chicago, you would see leafy parks and tree-lined streets. You would marvel at a sparkling Lake Michigan. You would admire the striking downtown architecture. In certain neighborhoods on the West and South sides, you...
  • Preckwinkle avoids symbolic property tax vote pushed by Rauner ally

    Preckwinkle avoids symbolic property tax vote pushed by Rauner ally
    Democratic Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle reached into the rule book Wednesday to avoid a symbolic vote on a potential property tax increase that a key ally of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner had pushed. Commissioner Timothy Schneider,...