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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's behind Anita Alvarez's shift on drugs

    What's behind Anita Alvarez's shift on drugs
    Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez announced Monday that she will stop prosecuting people arrested for misdemeanor or Class 4 felony possession of pot. When the county's chief law enforcement officer decides that cannabis gets too much attention...
  • 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....
  • 2nd Ward aldermanic race tops $1 million

    2nd Ward aldermanic race tops $1 million
    If money talks, it will have a lot to say in the new 2nd Ward come Election Day. More than $1 million has poured into the campaign coffers of the six candidates who want to represent the ward, which cuts across 13 North Side neighborhoods stretching from...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Image conscious: Voters don't decide on issues alone

    Image conscious: Voters don't decide on issues alone
    Now that the mayor's job in Chicago is down to two finalists – Mayor Emanuel and Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia – and the election just days away, voters are giving them both a harder look. What voters see, hear or read about...
  • Chuy or Rahm? The Big Indecision

    Chuy or Rahm? The Big Indecision
    "Who are you voting for in the mayor's race?" "I'm still not sure. You?" "Same." In recent weeks I've been part of or listened to many conversations about next Tuesday's election between Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Commissioner...