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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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  • Watchdog: Todd Stroger official coerced contributions from Cook County workers

    Watchdog: Todd Stroger official coerced contributions from Cook County workers
    A high-ranking Cook County official from a prominent Democratic family retired late last year after the county's chief internal watchdog recommended he be fired for coercing government workers into donating to the campaign of then-County Board President...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Signed and sealed: Illinois 16th state to legalize gay marriage

    Signed and sealed: Illinois 16th state to legalize gay marriage
    Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday put his signature on a historic measure making Illinois the 16th state to allow same-sex marriage, capping a 40-year push for gay rights that picked up major momentum during the past decade. Playing master of ceremonies...
  • Reclaiming 'Chiraq'

    I felt the music and the fire as the civil rights movement rose from its slumber. "Repair . . . justice!" went the call and response last week, in the basement of an old Chicago church at the corner of Ashland and Washington. "Restore . . . life! Rebuild...
  • Without Preckwinkle, anti-Rahm forces have bubkes*

     
    Laura Washington writes today that liberals opposed to Mayor Rahm Emanuel have been talking big about Emanuel's vulnerability in his bid for re-election next year, but-- So far, it’s hakn a tshaynik — Yiddish, Wikipedia says, meaning, “...
  • Inkling-stained wretches predict the news of 2014

     
    Sunday's print column Readers and I are dancing together on that fine line between educated guesses and gut feelings, offering up hunches in bunches about the year ahead in Change of Subject's annual predict-the-news survey. Who will win and who......
  • 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...
  • 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...