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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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  • 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...
  • Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia hopes to rekindle Harold Washington torch at City Hall

     Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia hopes to rekindle Harold Washington torch at City Hall
    In a sign of demographic and political shifts that have swept Chicago, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia brought his mayoral campaign the other day to a steel plant in Bridgeport, the ancestral home of the Daley clan and once ground zero for the clout of white ethnics....
  • Veteran defense lawyer nominated to be Cook County public defender

    Veteran defense lawyer nominated to be Cook County public defender
    A veteran insider will be nominated Wednesday to be Cook County's next public defender, making her only the second woman to hold the post in its 85-year history if the County Board approves. Amy Campanelli, who now manages the office's suburban...