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Statement from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Legislation Allowing Undocumented Immigrants to Obtain Driver’s Licenses

By at January 8, 2013 | 2:10 pm | 3 Comments

Statement from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Legislation Allowing Undocumented Immigrants to Obtain Driver’s Licenses

“This commonsense legislation will allow individuals who are already driving to work, school and worship services to continue to do so in Cook County without fear of unnecessary and costly incarceration. Requiring all drivers, regardless of their immigration status, to be trained, tested, licensed and insured will make our roads safer and ease the burden on Cook County more...

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President Preckwinkle Urges Illinois House To Pass Legislation Allowing Undocumented Immigrants to Obtain Driver’s Licenses

By at January 3, 2013 | 2:52 pm | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle Urges Illinois House To Pass Legislation Allowing Undocumented Immigrants to Obtain Driver’s Licenses

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today urged the Illinois House to adopt legislation that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses, citing data that it will ease the burden on Cook County’s courts. In Cook County, more than 40,000 tickets were issued in 2012 to motorists for driving without a license. Cook County traffic court more...

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President Preckwinkle, Business Leaders and Cook County Commissioners Herald Repeal Of Stroger Sales Tax Increase

By at January 2, 2013 | 2:37 pm | 13 Comments

President Preckwinkle, Business Leaders and Cook County Commissioners Herald Repeal Of Stroger Sales Tax Increase

Video streaming by Ustream Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle stood with business leaders today to herald the final rollback of the Stroger sales tax in Cook County, which will result in an overall savings of $440 million for taxpayers. “I have worked hard since taking office to ensure that families and businesses can trust County government more...

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President Preckwinkle and Commissioner Gainer Introduce Ordinance Creating A Cook County Land Bank

By at December 18, 2012 | 3:04 pm | 2 Comments

President Preckwinkle and Commissioner Gainer Introduce Ordinance Creating A Cook County Land Bank

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer today introduced legislation creating a Cook County Land Bank Authority, an agency of the County tasked with acquiring vacant and abandoned properties throughout the region to seek to return them to productive use. The Cook County Land Bank Authority, created under the County’s more...

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President Preckwinkle Announces Reduced Phone Call Rates at Cook County Jails and Detention Centers

By at December 18, 2012 | 2:32 pm | 12 Comments

President Preckwinkle Announces Reduced Phone Call Rates at Cook County Jails and Detention Centers

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced that Cook County Commissioners amended a contract with Securus Technologies, which will significantly lower the cost of telephone calls detainees in Cook County jails and detention centers place to their friends and families. The County has eliminated the highest-priced call option, $9.99 collect calls to more...

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President Preckwinkle, Sheriff Dart Announce Major Construction Project at Cook County Jail

By at December 10, 2012 | 1:13 pm | 3 Comments

President Preckwinkle, Sheriff Dart Announce Major Construction Project at Cook County Jail

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today the start of a major construction project at the Cook County Department of Corrections and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center (JTDC) that will improve building standards, increase energy efficiency and realize significant energy savings. The three-year, $34 million dollar project will replace critical more...

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President Preckwinkle Discusses 2 Years in Office on WTTW-11′s “Chicago Tonight”

By at December 6, 2012 | 2:38 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Discusses 2 Years in Office on WTTW-11′s “Chicago Tonight”

  Orignially appeared on December 5, 2012 at more...

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Toni Preckwinkle calls for fair phone rates for inmates

By at December 4, 2012 | 1:08 am | 2 Comments

Toni Preckwinkle calls for fair phone rates for inmates

Originally published in the December 3, 2012 edition of the Chicago Sun-Times.com For too long, inmates in Cook County have faced a significant barrier to communicating with their loved ones: high-priced phone calls. Inmates and their families have been asked to pay incredibly high rates to talk on the phone, as much as $15 for 15 minutes. Overcharging families for more...

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President Preckwinkle Welcomes Delegation from Nanchang, China and talks about Economic Development

By at November 28, 2012 | 8:40 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Welcomes Delegation from Nanchang, China and talks about Economic Development

Originally published on the Commit to Cook website, November 27, 2012 On November 20, President Preckwinkle welcomed a delegation of 25 high-level government officials from Nanchang, China, hosted by WorldChicago, who were  interested in gaining knowledge on economnic development and energy in the United States. The meeting, held at 69 W. Washington, 35th Floor, more...

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Cook County Launches DUI Memorial Program

By at November 19, 2012 | 4:00 pm | 1 Comments

Cook County Launches DUI Memorial Program

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced the launch a program that will let families purchase a memorial marker near the site of a DUI fatality to commemorate the loss of a loved one. Under the new DUI Memorial Program, families can acquire the marker online for fatal DUI crashes on or after January 1, 1990 on highways under the jurisdiction of the more...

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