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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 details 2nd-term plans for Cook County

    Preckwinkle details 2nd-term plans for Cook County
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Monday said she will make government more efficient for businesses and improve regional cooperation to boost economic development in her second term, but she acknowledged it will be tough to cover the...
  • Preckwinkle, County Board face major financial hurdles in new term

    Preckwinkle, County Board face major financial hurdles in new term
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle took the oath of office for a second term Monday, reflecting on her successes while looking ahead to four years in which county's financial problems could get tougher and she will have full ownership of...
  • Emanuel names Preckwinkle administration official city treasurer

    Emanuel names Preckwinkle administration official city treasurer
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel picked investment executive and former Cook County official Kurt Summers Jr. to be the new city treasurer Wednesday, saying it's important to quickly get the right person in place to manage municipal investments rather than waiting...
  • 165 businesses cited in crackdown on unstamped cigarettes

     165 businesses cited in crackdown on unstamped cigarettes
    A crackdown on unstamped cigarette sales resulted in citations for 165 Chicago businesses over two months, the city Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection announced Thursday morning. The "Check the Stamps" campaign came in the wake of...
  • New archbishop presides at burial rite for Cook County's unknown

    New archbishop presides at burial rite for Cook County's unknown
    For Archbishop Blase Cupich, burying the unidentified dead is part of “an American tradition.” “We cannot in any way leave people alone, and we’re willing to look for ways in which we can reach out to those who are easily...
  • A Chicago-centric calendar for 2015

    Here's a look at this year's planned events and commemorations of interest to Chicagoans, to be held here and elsewhere: Jan. 1 — New Year's Day Jan. 1 — Illinois' personal income tax rate drops from 5 percent to 3.75 percent. Jan. 12 &#...
  • Endia Martin's killing latest focal point in debate over juvenile justice

    Endia Martin's killing latest focal point in debate over juvenile justice
    It was one of Chicago's most shocking homicides this year — a 14-year-old girl fatally shot Endia Martin, also 14, after the two argued over a boy, prosecutors say. The April killing has since become a focal point in the debate over how the...
  • Emanuel's treasurer appointment launches Summers into prominence

    Emanuel's treasurer appointment launches Summers into prominence
    When Mayor Rahm Emanuel picked Kurt Summers Jr. as city treasurer, he catapulted the little-known, 35-year-old, Harvard-educated investment banker into a prominent city post that could set him on a trajectory to one day run for higher office. It was...
  • Preckwinkle calls for end to automatic transfers of minors to adult court

    Preckwinkle calls for end to automatic transfers of minors to adult court
    Calling the automatic transfer of juveniles to adult court to face serious criminal charges "a deeply unfair practice that disproportionately impacts youth of color," Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Friday called for an end to the practice...
  • Cupich leads prayers for Cook County's unidentified dead

    Cupich leads prayers for Cook County's unidentified dead
    Eighteen unfinished wooden boxes containing the remains of some of Cook County's unidentified dead sat single file along the eastern edge of Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery in the Far Southwest Side neighborhood of Kennedy Park. Nearby, caskets...
  • The verdict? Potential jurors not impressed by jury pay raise

    The verdict? Potential jurors not impressed by jury pay raise
    In the five times Cheyenne Murphy has been summoned for jury duty, she said she has never been selected to hear a trial. Instead, the Rogers Park woman has lingered in what she said was a dreary room full of strangers for hours, passing the time...