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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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  • Level with us, Mayor Emanuel

    Level with us, Mayor Emanuel
    Dear Mayor Emanuel, Yes, you did finish first. There's that. So the cynics eager to write your political obituary can't apply the usual verdicts in these near-death experiences: shellacking, spanking, thumpin' and whuppin'. But from now on ignore...
  • Rahm Emanuel not the only loser on election night

    Rahm Emanuel not the only loser on election night
    There were plenty of winners and losers in this week's Chicago city elections, and you can always follow the losers by the echoes of their shrieks through the alleys. And there are famous names of Chicago Democratic politics among them, names like...
  • If elected mayor, what would Chuy do?

    If elected mayor, what would Chuy do?
    The lens has narrowed. Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia has emerged from an Election Day rumble, intact and intriguing, in a runoff with Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The five-way race for mayor blurred the policy positions of all of the candidates....
  • Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia forces runoff, steps into spotlight

     Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia forces runoff, steps into spotlight
    Re-election battles typically are referendums on the incumbent, one reason Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia framed his Chicago mayoral candidacy as a reaction to perceived shortcomings in the style and performance of Rahm Emanuel. "The...
  • City Treasurer Kurt Summers thinks he's got $50 million in pension savings

    City Treasurer Kurt Summers thinks he's got $50 million in pension savings
    Four of 11 Chicago and Cook County employee pension funds have signed on to a plan pushed by City Treasurer Kurt Summers to jointly bargain money manager fees. Summers cites an example, first reported in Crain's, where an investment company owned by a...
  • Glenview takes step in changing fair housing ordinance

    The fair housing controversy in Glenview neared resolve Feb. 17, when trustees voted 5-1 to move toward amending a village ordinance that does not require landlords to accept housing vouchers. The issue started in 2013, when Cook County approved an...
  • Emanuel, challengers search for last-minute votes

    Emanuel, challengers search for last-minute votes
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel had just finished eating at a Bronzeville hot dog joint and was ducking into a barbershop when a man stopped the mayor on the sidewalk to say he was voting for him because "you put your money where your mouth is." "Well, I have a...
  • 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...
  • Sharp rise in prisoners allowed to go home pending trial in Cook County

    Sharp rise in prisoners allowed to go home pending trial in Cook County
    If you are charged with a felony in Chicago, chances are you'll find yourself in a scuffed-up, sunlit courtroom on the Southwest Side known as Central Bond Court. Dozens of defendants shuffle through Courtroom 100 every day, where a judge hears a few...
  • Reader of the Week: County Board President Toni Preckwinkle

    Reader of the Week: County Board President Toni Preckwinkle
    Who I am (Cook County Board President) Toni Preckwinkle. I grew up in St. Paul, Minn., and moved to Chicago in 1965 to attend the University of Chicago. I've lived here ever since. One unique thing about me I am compulsive about finishing books...
  • Emanuel talks Chicago economy; critics say he hasn't done enough

    Emanuel talks Chicago economy; critics say he hasn't done enough
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday laid out a second-term economic plan he said would focus on the city's struggling neighborhoods as he fights critics who say his policies so far have mainly benefited wealthier Chicagoans. Emanuel went to the Far South...