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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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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Rauner ally tries to tie Preckwinkle's hands on property taxes

    Rauner ally tries to tie Preckwinkle's hands on property taxes
    Gov. Bruce Rauner's hand-picked state Republican chairman is looking to put Democratic Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle in a political trick bag on property taxes. Republican Commissioner Timothy Schneider of Streamwood intends to ask...
  • John Kass: Are political winds of change blowing in Chicago?

    The oligarchs who run Chicago don't want to consider the unthinkable -- at least not publicly. Yet as the campaign for mayor of Chicago between Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia and Mayor Rahm Emanuel enters its final week, some oligarchs...
  • Northbrook Walmart foe joins fight against Red Seal project

    Northbrook Walmart foe joins fight against Red Seal project
    One of the most active opponents of a Walmart store in Northbrook has joined in the fight against Red Seal's Provenance development in Mission Hills. Central Northbrook resident Susan Nelson collected 1,200 signatures against Walmart in 2012 and 2013,...
  • Local business owners wined, dined and updated

    Local business owners wined, dined and updated
    Almost 200 business owners and others heard reasons to stay in or move to Franklin Park during the annual business appreciation lunch on March 27. The lunch took place at Pescatore Palace restaurant. Andre Papantoniou, CEO of Olympia Foods, which is...
  • Old-school aldermen try to hold on in runoffs

    Old-school aldermen try to hold on in runoffs
    Chicago's ward politics have long been synonymous with the city's vaunted Democratic Party apparatus, even as the federal courts have dismantled the patronage job system in recent years. Now several aldermanic races feature candidates hoping to weaken the...
  • Are political winds of change blowing in Chicago?

    Are political winds of change blowing in Chicago?
    The oligarchs who run Chicago don't want to consider the unthinkable — at least not publicly. Yet as the campaign for mayor of Chicago between Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia and Mayor Rahm Emanuel enters its final week, some...
  • Rauner's juvenile justice team vows retooling to keep kids out of prison

    Rauner's juvenile justice team vows retooling to keep kids out of prison
    Gov. Bruce Rauner's Department of Juvenile Justice says it will retool efforts to keep low-risk juvenile offenders out of state facilities and help those who are incarcerated successfully re-enter their communities. A five-point plan for how to do...
  • Battle of the mayoral political ads

    Battle of the mayoral political ads
    With less than two weeks before the city's April 7 runoff election, Mayor Emanuel and his opponent, Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, are clobbering each other with campaign ads aired on TV and videos shared on social media. Through their...
  • Red Seal opponents file complaint with Preckwinkle

    Red Seal opponents file complaint with Preckwinkle
    Opponents of the Red Seal project to build 137 homes on the Mission Hills Country Club golf course are still fighting to stop it, while Red Seal maintains it's already going about the business of selling houses there. Copies of a 124-page Mission...