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Toni Preckwinkle

Toni Preckwinkle May Have the Antidote to the Tea Party

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Preckwinkle plans to move Cook County government from a culture of corruption to a "culture of performance management" and hire a performance czar to enforce the new culture.

Stroger's Ten Lowest Moments As County Board President

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Monday, newly elected Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was sworn in. Her first day on the job, Preckwinkle fired patronage workers tied...

Stroger Ally To Toni Preckwinkle: 'Shut Up'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The transition of power at the Cook County Board President's office has gone from ugly to uglier, with some harsh words at yesterday's regular board m...

'Toddler' Won't Play Nice With Preckwinkle

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In the nine months since his primary defeat rendered him a lame duck, Cook County Board President Todd Stroger has violated county decrees, hired cron...

Preckwinkle Assembles All-Star Transition Team

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Toni Preckwinkle won convincing victories in the primary and general elections for Cook County Board President, ousting scandal-plagued incumbent Todd...

Big Girls Don't Cry, Chicago Style

Rebecca Sive | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rebecca Sive

President Preckwinkle and Mayor Madigan: It's enough to make this big girl cry. Cry tears of joy.

Could A Republican Become County Board President?

Chicago News Cooperative | MICK DUMKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County has been dominated by Democrats for decades. But Roger Keats insists he has a chance in November to be the first Republican in 41 years el...

Toni Preckwinkle WINS Cook County Board President Race

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago alderman Toni Preckwinkle has officially become the first woman to be elected Cook County Board President. With 80 percent of Cook County rep...

How a Woman Wins the Race to Replace Mayor Daley

Rebecca Sive | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rebecca Sive

As I've mulled over the prospect, I've concluded that there's just no reason to think that a woman can't replace Mayor Daley. A woman could. Here is my take on how it could happen.

Toni Preckwinkle Says 2012 Earliest She Would Roll Back County Sales Tax

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Democratic Cook County Board President candidate Toni Preckwinkle said today that she won't eliminate the rest of a controversial county sales tax inc...

Todd Stroger Gave CFO Jaye Williams A $54,000 Raise Without County Board Approval

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Board President Todd Stroger handed a $54,000 raise to his chief financial officer, one of several recent salary sweeteners that prompted ...

Todd Stroger Gets His Wings Clipped: County Restricts His Hiring, Spending

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Cook County Board's lame-duck president, Todd Stroger, had his wings clipped on Tuesday, as the Board voted near-unanimously to restrict his hirin...

Lame Duck Stroger Spruces Up Executive Offices With Taxpayer Cash

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Board President Todd Stroger, who lost re-election in February and has eight months left in office, is using taxpayer money to spruce up h...

Chicago LOSERS Of The Week (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Another week, another crop of losers. From hockey to (what else) politics, there were losers all over the place this week. Though a missed goal might ...

Toni Preckwinkle on the Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

Alderman Toni Preckwinkle, the Democratic candidate for Cook County Board President, appeared recently on the Interview Show, hosted by Mark Bazer.

Toni Preckwinkle: Sales Tax Roll Back Wouldn't Happen Until 2012

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It seems that campaign promises are made to be broken. But at least Democratic nominee for Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is letting peo...

Sorry, Carol, Forrest Missed His Chance for 2010

Marcel Pacatte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Marcel Pacatte

Carol Marin is the latest to try to make us all feel sorry for poor little Forrest Claypool and his quixotic attempt to worm his way onto the ballot as an independent for Cook County assessor.

Voters Reject Rahmbo Candidates: Talk About a Tea Party

Rebecca Sive | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rebecca Sive

Rahm Emanuel could be credited for making the national Democratic Party's pact with the devil.

Illinois Primary Results Show Local Political Machine 'Breaking Down'

Chicago News Cooperative | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After serving some 20 years as an elected leader of the obscure-but-jobs-rich Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, Terence O'Brien decided last ye...

Todd Stroger: Cook County Board President 'The Lamest Duck Ever'

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Board President Todd Stroger isn't accustomed to getting a lot of respect. Since taking over the job his father once held, he's been ridi...

Cook County Voter Turnout Was Extremely Low

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Election officials called Tuesday's poor voter turnout in Chicago "very, very unfortunate" as more than 70 percent of registered voters did not bother...

Toni Preckwinkle Wins: Unseats Todd Stroger For Cook County Board President Nomination

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In a sweeping victory over her competitors, Toni Preckwinkle is the predicted winner of the Democratic nomination for Cook County Board President Tues...

Illinois Primary 2010: Pat Quinn, Other Candidates Cast Their Ballots (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Candidates gave themselves all the help they could on Tuesday, casting their ballots and sending out final messages to voters as the Illinois primarie...

Illinois Election Results 2010: Primary Results Still Coming In

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Nearly all the votes are in from Illinois's Tuesday primaries, and the results remained murky Wednesday morning. On the Senate side, things are actu...

Illinois Primary Election 2010: Voting Begins In Governor, US Senate, Local Races

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Voting is underway in the 2010 Illinois primaries, as locals battle the snow and head to their polling places to decide some closely-watched county, s...