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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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  • Preckwinkle budget: no new taxes, fees

    Preckwinkle budget: no new taxes, fees
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle plans to close a $152 million budget gap next year by getting more federal health care funding, cutting spending and hoping more tax money is collected. It's a good-news budget, without higher taxes, fines or...
  • Common sense locked out in Cook County Jail dispute

     
    Judges, not law enforcement officials, need to take responsibility for which prisoners get released on home monitoring Friday's print column Something extremely odd happened in the Cook County criminal court system in November: Suddenly, and without...
  • Judge turns thumbs down on Preckwinkle business tax

    Judge turns thumbs down on Preckwinkle business tax
    Days before her 2014 budget address, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's bid to balance this year's spending plan took a hit Tuesday when a judge ordered the county to stop collecting a tax on certain big-ticket items purchased outside the...
  • A mosaic of justice, Cook County-style

     
    This is a picture worth a thousand curse words. It’s the image of the Cook County Circuit Court’s writ of habeas corpus in a case involving alleged armed robber Ladaris Butler, 21, and it reveals, at a glance, just how......
  • Preckwinkle wise, brave in stance on gun sentencing

     
    HalD reports: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle spoke out Wednesday against mandatory minimum sentences for gun crimes — a key legislative initiative of Mayor Rahm Emanuel in his effort to tamp down a stubbornly high level of city...
  • Another former CTA official named to Metra board

    Another former CTA official named to Metra board
    A second former CTA executive with decades of transit experience will soon be overseeing policy at Metra. Cook County commissioners representing the north and west suburbs unanimously appointed retired CTA safety and security official John Plante on...
  • 'How many guys does it take to restrain a 95-year-old man?'

     'How many guys does it take to restrain a 95-year-old man?'
    Shuffling the deck, dealing the cards, the seniors play pinochle and gin rummy at least once a week. The other day, chatting and kibitzing, they remembered a friend who was gone. He was 95, a World War II veteran who'd served in Burma, a guy feisty in...
  • Stop cams a sign of the future?

    Stop cams a sign of the future?
    The Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C., recently installed a stop-sign enforcement camera at an intersection near a school. The installation, billed as a test, is to be the first of 31 more such cameras districtwide. That's right, a...
  • Another Metra board member asked to quit

    Another Metra board member asked to quit
    Metra board member Stanley Rakestraw has been asked to resign, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's office said late Wednesday, following inquiries by the Tribune about Rakestraw's eligibility and residency. State law requires that...
  • Cook County morgue gets OK to cremate some bodies

    Cook County morgue gets OK to cremate some bodies
    The Cook County medical examiner will have the power to cremate bodies in some cases rather than letting them stack up in the morgue under a package of new rules commissioners approved Wednesday. Medical Examiner Dr. Stephen Cina has said approving...
  • Another Metra board member leaving in wake of scandal

    Another Metra board member leaving in wake of scandal
    The embattled Metra board will lose yet another member after a severance scandal that engulfed the commuter rail agency this past summer, officials said Wednesday. Board member William Widmer will leave the agency as soon as Cook County commissioners...