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Preckwinkle To Take Over As County Board President Today

02/05/2011 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Today, Toni Preckwinkle takes over as Cook County Board president -- the first woman elected to the post -- after she and the 17 county commissioners are sworn in.

Preckwinkle, the 4th Ward Chicago alderman whose resignation is effective today, has said she'll clean house to rid the administration of outgoing president Todd Stroger's political hires.

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