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Toni Preckwinkle

Rahm Backs Ticketing, Not Arresting Low-Level Pot Offenders

Posted 06.16.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is expected on Friday to introduce a proposal that would allow police officers to issue tickets to individuals caught with ...

Who Is the Next Joe Moore?

Kyle Hillman | Posted 07.10.2012 | Chicago
Kyle Hillman

Since Alderman Joe Moore is now the mayor's supporter, who is going to be the next Joe Moore?

Napolitano Grilled By Republicans Over County's Immigration Policy

Posted 04.26.2012 | Chicago

During a Wednesday Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was grilled by a duo of Republican senators on imm...

County Lawmaker Once Again Bucks Federal Immigration Authorities

Posted 04.11.2012 | Chicago

Once again, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has rejected attempts by the Obama administration to turn arrested undocumented immigrants ov...

Does Rahm Emanuel's Endorsement Help Christian Mitchell in Legislative Primary Fight?

David Ormsby | Posted 05.02.2012 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been actively wading into Democratic legislative primary fights. And Emanuel did so again recently, throwing his support to Christian Mitchell. What will Rahm's support reel in that Mitchell lacks?

Immigration Policy Under Fire After Undocumented Inmates Reoffend

Posted 02.10.2012 | Chicago

Eleven of 346 inmates released from jail under Cook County's policy that ignores federal detention requests have reoffended, renewing concerns over th...

Toni Preckwinkle, Rahm Emanuel Reveal Shared Budget Savings, Different PR Styles

David Ormsby | Posted 04.09.2012 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Emanuel and Preckwinkle this week released a joint budget efficiency report that revealed that the two governments have saved taxpayers $20 million in the last six months. It also revealed a difference in public relations between the two.

Lawsuit: County Morgue Lost Woman's Body For 14 Months

Posted 02.04.2012 | Chicago

The family of a Chicago woman whose body was found after laying unidentified in a pile of other bodies at the Cook County morgue for over a year, has ...

Cook County Bond Court Overlooks Critical Information

Katy Welter | Posted 04.03.2012 | Chicago
Katy Welter

In less than the time it takes to make an ATM withdrawal, Cook County Bond Court judges make decisions affecting individual liberty and the public safety. This way of transacting justice exacts a dear convenience fee.

Morgue Crackdown Planned After 'Horrendous' Conditions Discovered

Posted 03.27.2012 | Chicago

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Thursday announced an imminent "overhaul" of the county morgue, which has come under renewed scrutiny ...

Cook County Commissioners Want ICE Noncompliance Ordinance Reversed

Posted 01.18.2012 | Chicago

Days after Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle renewed her commitment to opting the county out of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ...

Lizzie Schiffman

Is Justice System Or Immigration Policy To Blame For Man's Death? | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 01.13.2012 | Chicago

The June 2011 death of William "Denny" McCann could have been prevented by a number of checks within the legal system of Cook County, Ill. Police coul...

Preckwinkle's Plan To Shrink The Jail Population

Chicago Reader | Posted by Moises Moy Moreno | Posted 02.22.2012 | Chicago

Toni Preckwinkle wants to get people out of Cook County jail. She also wants to keep them from going there in the first place. And in the cases whe...

Chicagoans Mark The End Of The War In Iraq

Posted 12.16.2011 | Chicago

Anti-war activists gathered Friday morning in downtown Chicago to commemorate the formal end of the war in Iraq. Rally organizers' choice of the Fe...

Cook County Budget Approved: Layoffs, Tax Hikes, Fees Ahead

Posted 11.19.2011 | Chicago

After an all-day meeting, the Cook County Board early Friday evening approved the county's 2012 budget by a vote of 16-1. The $2.9 billion spending...

County Proposes Tax On Car Purchases Via Craigslist

Posted 11.18.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has added a new revenue source to the Cook County budget in advance of its vote Friday: a proposed tax on...

Alcohol Tax Hike OKed By County Board

Posted 11.15.2011 | Chicago

Updated story A proposal increasing alcohol taxes by 50 percent in Cook County was approved Monday by the county board, even as some feared the add...

Cook County Could Raise Alcohol Tax By 50 Percent

Posted 01.10.2012 | Chicago

Citing concerns about alcohol abuse, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Wednesday announced a plan that would increase alcohol taxes by 5...

Smart Criminal Justice Policies Gain Momentum in Chicago, Cook County

Katy Welter | Posted 01.03.2012 | Chicago
Katy Welter

More than funding or legislation, we need our officials to work toward common goals. A fair, cost-effective criminal justice system can be achieved through a cooperative effort among city and county administrators.

Can Decriminalizing Marijuana Help Cash-Strapped Chicago?

Posted 01.02.2012 | Chicago

Updated with Mayor Emanuel's comments When Mayor Rahm Emanuel took over, he immediately made it quite clear that he would do whatever it takes to g...

Aldermen On Board With Ticketing, Not Arresting Low-Level Marijuana Offenders

Posted 12.27.2011 | Chicago

Four Chicago lawmakers on Thursday are expected to announce their support of ticketing individuals caught with small amounts of marijuana in Cook Coun...

Cook County Budget Outlines More Than 1,000 Layoffs; Tax, Fee Increases

Posted 12.24.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's second budget, slated to be officially unveiled Tuesday, is expected to include layoffs of just more th...

In Cook County, One Year Of Juvenile Jail Time Is More Expensive Than A Year At Harvard

Posted 12.21.2011 | Chicago

In advance of releasing her $3 billion spending plan for 2012, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle spoke about one expense she hopes to slash...

Cook County Is Opening Its File Cabinets; Are You Looking Inside?

Kyle Hillman | Posted 11.30.2011 | Chicago
Kyle Hillman

The much-anticipated Cook County redesigned open data website was launched last week -- let the floodgate of citizen activism begin.

Lizzie Schiffman

Police Chiefs: Releasing Immigrants From ICE Detainers Sets 'Dangerous Precedent' | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 11.28.2011 | Chicago

A group of west suburban police chiefs sent a letter to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle to "express extreme disappointment" with the Boar...