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Comments from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Passing the 2012 Budget

By at November 18, 2011 | 5:10 pm | 2 Comments

Comments from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Passing the 2012 Budget

“I want to thank Chairman John Daley and the Board of Commissioners for approving a comprehensive and forward thinking budget that incorporates key structural changes to County operations and makes significant investments in public health and public safety.  The spirit of compromise and collaboration that allowed us to pass this budget will continue in the weeks and more...

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Preckwinkle, Alvarez and Cunningham Partner With County Board on Key Public Safety Funding

By at November 18, 2011 | 9:57 am | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle, Alvarez and Cunningham Partner With County Board on Key Public Safety Funding

In a broad show of support heading into the vote on the 2012 budget today Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Public Defender A.C. Cunningham, First Assistant State’s Attorney Shauna Boliker and a bipartisan coalition of County Commissioners gathered to highlight the restoration of funding to the Office of the Public Defender and the State’s Attorney’s more...

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Preckwinkle, Commissioners, and Health Care Leaders Stand in Support of Public Health Initiatives

By at November 17, 2011 | 11:15 am | 1 Comments

Preckwinkle, Commissioners, and Health Care Leaders Stand in Support of Public Health Initiatives

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced two public health initiatives today targeting gaps in care for low-income individuals living in Cook County. A bi-partisan group of County Commissioners, Dr. Raju, CEO of the Cook County Hospitals System, and representatives from Access to Care and the Chicago Dental Society, stood with President Preckwinkle at more...

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Preckwinkle Stands with County Commissioners to Launch Bold County-wide Reforms

By at November 15, 2011 | 1:28 pm | 7 Comments

Preckwinkle Stands with County Commissioners to Launch Bold County-wide Reforms

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today the launch of several County-wide, strategic reform initiatives in an effort to continue to transform County government and tackle the structural deficit in the years to come. On the heels of the approval of modest revenue enhancements by the County Board, Preckwinkle was joined by a bi-partisan group of more...

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Preckwinkle Stands with Medical Leaders Urging Approval of Alcohol, Tobacco Taxes

By at November 9, 2011 | 10:55 am | 7 Comments

Preckwinkle Stands with Medical Leaders Urging Approval of Alcohol, Tobacco Taxes

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was joined by Dr. Ramanathan Raju, CEO of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System and leaders in the medical community today at Stroger Hospital to urge the Cook County Board of Commissioners to approve a proposed alcohol tax and an expansion of the tobacco tax in the FY 2012 Budget. Citing study after study, Preckwinkle more...

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Preckwinkle, Fritchey Announce Solution to Eliminate Parking Fees for Jurors and Law Enforcement

By at November 8, 2011 | 3:44 pm | 6 Comments

Preckwinkle, Fritchey Announce Solution to Eliminate Parking Fees for Jurors and Law Enforcement

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Commissioner John Fritchey (D-12th) today announced a joint plan to eliminate proposed parking fees for jurors and law enforcement officials at Cook County courthouses. Under the introduced budget, all individuals utilizing County courthouse parking lots would be required to pay a $4.75 daily charge. The new proposal more...

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Preckwinkle Announces Taskforce to Tackle Unincorporated Cook County Services

By at November 4, 2011 | 11:56 am | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle Announces Taskforce to Tackle Unincorporated Cook County Services

After meeting with County Commissioners, municipal leaders, township officials, and hearing from constituents throughout Cook County, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced the formation of a 13-member taskforce tasked with examining costs and services provided to unincorporated Cook County and ending the unincorporated tax subsidy. This taskforce more...

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President Preckwinkle’s Remarks on Release of FY 2012 Forest Preserve District Budget

By at October 27, 2011 | 10:58 am | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle’s Remarks on Release of FY 2012  Forest Preserve District Budget

One of the greatest environmental advocates in American history, Aldo Leopold, once wrote, “We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.” It is in this spirit of connecting “community” with land conservation, protecting our natural resources, more...

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Cook County Board President Talks Budget on WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight”

By at October 26, 2011 | 10:33 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Board President Talks Budget on WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight”

        From WTTW.org, Tuesday, October 25th: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle presented her Executive Recommendation for the 2012 Budget, on Tuesday, to the Cook County Board of Commissioners. She outlined a budget proposal which reduces the budget by nearly 4 percent, makes long-term investments to address the structural deficit more...

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Preckwinkle Submits FY 2012 Budget to County Board

By at October 25, 2011 | 11:38 am | 3 Comments

Preckwinkle Submits FY 2012 Budget to County Board

Cook County Board President today presented her Executive Recommendation for the 2012 Budget to the Cook County Board of Commissioners outlining a budget proposal which reduces the budget by nearly 4%, makes long-term investments to address the structural deficit and continues to roll back the Stroger Sales Tax, a promise that President Preckwinkle made before taking more...

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